- Kenneth Edwin Lasky
- Kenneth Laskovsky
Father Konan Lasky was a priest-monk at Saint Seraphim of Sarov Skete in Schwartz Creek, Michigan. The monastery belonged to the Russian Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), and the monks ran a foster home for “at risk” youth.
In 1988 Lasky was convicted of criminal sexual conduct with three of the boys who lived at the Michigan monastery. One of the victims was the adopted son of Saint Seraphim’s abbot, Father Gabriel Loynes.
Before Lasky could be arrested on the above referenced charges, he fled Michigan, becoming a fugitive of justice. The priest-monk took refuge at Saint Irene Chrysovalantou Greek Orthodox Monastery in Astoria, New York. He was apprehended there and returned to Michigan for trial. Lasky pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
After serving 13 years of his sentence, Lasky was released. However, he gave a false address to Michigan police, thus failing to register as a sex offender as required by law. When Pokrov.org learned about this, we asked our readers to help us locate the priest-monk. One reader was able to assist, and Lasky was located and properly registered with the authorities.
In 2007, Lasky was arrested by the Michigan police for failure to verify his address with the state’s sex offender registry.
Pokrov.org has been unable to ascertain if any action was taken against Lasky by ROCOR.
People v. Lasky
State of Michigan
Circuit Court for the County of Genesee
Case Numbers 88-39261FH, 88-39262FH, and 88-39263FC (1988)
Lasky pleaded guilty to four counts of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree.