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Paul G. Spisak

A former Washington County priest who was accused in December of taking photos of a 13-year-old boy in the bathroom of an East Liberty Target store died Saturday, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office.

Paul Spisak, 77, died in a Pittsburgh hospital. The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh was informed of his death Monday afternoon, according to Jennifer Antkowiak, a spokeswoman for the diocese. At the time of his arrest in December, Spisak’s address was listed as St. John Vianney Manor, a retirement home for priests in Pittsburgh’s East Carnegie neighborhood.

Staff Writer

Brad Hundt came to the Observer-Reporter in 1998 after stints at newspapers in Georgia and Michigan. He serves as editorial page editor, and has covered the arts and entertainment and worked as a municipal beat reporter.

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