Accused NY Clergy

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Name: Albino, John C.
Year: 1990
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: One of 4 priests alleged to have offered 16- yr-old boy money for sex, threatening to harm him if he told. Also accused of participating in mutual masturbation with the other priests while the boy watched. Suit filed 2000 and settled by 2002. Reportedly "removed from ministry."

Source: NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.24.01; NY Post 06.25.01; NY Post 06.28.01; Associated Press 09.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Staten Island Advance 06.22.06

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Baisi, Linda
Outcome: Settled
City: New York, NY

Note: Accused in 2/8/96 suit of sexually abusing a boy for 5 years, starting at age 12 in 1987. The abuse included oral sex. In 1995, complainant mentioned the abuse to a counselor, who reported it to authorities. Baisi left her order in 1979 and was teacher when the abuse began. She was principal in 1996 when suit was filed, and she was suspended. She admitted the abuse in taped conversations with the victim. Her attorney and the judge stated that she had effectively admitted to the charges.

Source:Daily News 02.25.96; Daily News 03.02.96; NY Times 09.15.00; Daily News 09.19.00; NY Times 09.19.00


Bazalar

Name: Bazalar, Juan
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Peruvian. Indicted 1991 for sexually abusing a 15-year-old altar boy at St. Peter's Church in Monticello. He fled to Canada. Extradited and then convicted in 1993. Sentenced to 5-15 years in state prison. Conviction overturned. Found not guilty at 2nd trial. Returned to Peru.

Source: Dallas Morning News 02.27.93; River Reporter 08.10.95; Times Herald-Record 03.19.02; NY Post 04.06.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Times Herald-Record 02.28.04; Times Herald-Record 01.15.07; Chicago Tribune 03.11.12


Bokulich

Name: Bokulich, Dominic (Br Leopold)
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
City: New York, NY

Note: Bokulich, also known as Br. Leopold, was arrested 10/07 and pleaded guilty 3/08 to abuse of 4 boys from one family between 2006 and 2007. Sentenced to 7 yrs state prison in 6/08, along with 5 yrs post-release supervision. Required to register as sex offender. In prison as of 7/10.

Source: Journal News 03.21.08; Journal News 06.10.08; Journal News 06.11.08; Yonkers Tribune 06.11.08


Name: Boschetto, Laurence
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: CFC - Congregation of Christian Brothers
City: New York, NY

Note: Became religious brother in 1974. Named in 2005 civil suit which was refiled in 2007 Accused of abuse as a novice brother and also of offering drugs to plaintiff. Abuse alleged against other defendants as well as claims of sexual harassment and other issues. Plaintiff's appeal was dismissed by the NY Supreme Court 10/09.

Source: Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, No. 07-102959; US District Court, Southern District New York, No. 05-CV-10467; Renew America 05.17.06; Hoatson v. New York Archdiocese, NY Supreme Court Decision 102958/07 10.26.09


Boxelaar

Name: Boxelaar, George
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Carmelite
City: New York, NY

Note: From Holland. In U.S. at Carmelite Priory in Mantzville PA 1954-56, then Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish in Middletown NY and area mission parishes 1956-57, and again 1962-85. Order received complaint of sex abuse of 7-yr-old altar boy in 1973. Other families said Boxelaar also molested their preadolescent sons but wanted to keep it quiet. More complaints to Order in the 1980s. Boxelaar quietly sent back to Holland in 1985, where he died in 1990. After news in 2002 of accusations against Boxelaar, at least 25 more men surfaced, saying they, too, were molested by the priest as little boys. The Order acknowledged it had received 1 complaint in the 1970s and 5 in the 1980s.

Source: Times Herald-Record 04.21.02; Times Herald-Record 05.19.02; Times Herald-Record 06.13.02; Times Herald-Record 02.28.04; Hudson Valley News Network 11.11.16; Times Herald-Record 03.28.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Boyle

Name: Boyle, Francis V.
Year: 1955
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Retired. Monsignor. First named publicly as credibly accused by archdiocese in 9/18. Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Pelham Manor pastor 1979-1991. Pastor of Blessed Sacrament on Staten Island 1991-2004. Held prominent positions in archdiocese.

Source: Staten Island Advance 10.08.18; New York Post 10.13.18; Staten Island Advance 10.13.18; SI Advance 10.15.18


Name: Brady, John Joseph
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Per 2/04 article, woman says she was abused every Sunday from 1944-1948 at ages 7-11 by Brady, a former pastor at St. Catherine's of Genoa parish in Manhattan. She says that her sister and other girls were also abused by Brady. Claims are included in suit filed 2/26/04 by woman and 14 other victims of abuse by total of 11 priests. Deceased.

Source: Perez et al v Parrakow, et al, Supreme Court of NY, County of NY, 02.26.04; Daily News (NY) 02.27.04


Name: Brady, Timothy
Outcome: Charged
Hierarchy: Marist
City: New York, NY

Note: Has been a Marist brother since 1964. Accused of abuse of 3 boys in 1987. Arrested and charged 1988. Sentenced to prison. Records were sealed. Still Marist brother as of 6/10 per their website.

Source: United Press International 05.13.88; NY Times 05.14.88


Byrne

Name: Byrne, Harry J.
Year: 1945
Outcome: Charged
City: New York, NY

Note: Archdiocesan chancellor 1968-1970, canon lawyer, longtime parish pastor. Known for activism re affordable housing and outspokenness re church and other issues. Living at St. John Vianney Center for Retired Priests in the Bronx when arrested in 10/17, at age 96, on child pornography possession charges. Per the D.A., there were "dozens of photographs on his computer of girls 8 to 14 years old performing sex acts with men or posing naked."

Source: Congressional Record Vol 142, No 2 01.04.96; Lohud 10.31.17; New York Daily News 10.31.17


Name: Calabrese, Daniel A.
Year: 1987
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Convicted 1992 of abuse of teenage boy. Sentenced to 90 days in jail, 5 yrs probation, and 1 yr treatment. Previously transferred twice because of allegations involving youths. Civil suit 1993. As of 2003, he was living in New Mexico and was listed as being on a "leave of absence" per 2002 Cath. Dir. Laicized 2005.

Source: Journal News 7.9.05; National Catholic Reporter 3.5.93; Newsday 4.2.92; Newsday 7.9.05; Washington Times 10.10.92; NY Times 02.24.93; USA Today 11.11.02; Poughkeepsie Journal 06.30.05

Assignments: BA.org Summary of Directory Entries


Carr

Name: Carr, Cornelius
Year: 1951
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Jesuit
City: New York, NY

Note: Per news in 1/06, Carr was being investigated for allegations of child abuse by his Order. Member of the New York Province. Held Jesuit leadership positions; appointed Provincial 1966. High school principal, including McQuaid in Rochester 1960-64. Principal of St. Peter's Prep in NJ. Theology department head 1977 at Jesuit High in New Orleans LA. Worked in the St. Augustine, FL diocese 1981-2005. Accused 2012 of walking in on janitor Peter Modica raping a teen boy at Jesuit High in the 1970s and proceeding to masturbate during the rape. Jesuit High settled with Carr's accuser. Carr is deceased. On New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18.

Source: Democrat and Chronicle 11.26.66; The Florida Times Union 01.25.06; Advocate 09.20.18; WVUE TV 10.15.18; Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18


Name: Carson, David L.
Year: 1984
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Accused of abuse. No public information on abuse has been found. Laicized in July, 2005.

Source: Newsday 07.09.05; The Journal News 07.09.05

Assignments: BA.org Summary of Directory Listings


Name: Clark, Joseph M.
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: CFC - Congregation of Christian Brothers
City: New York, NY

Note: Named in 2006 civil suit. Accused of abuse of one minor 1971-1972. Died 1986.

Source: US District Court, Southern District New York, No. 05-CV-10467; Renew America 05.17.06

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Coen

Name: Coen, Charles P.
Year: 1968
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Monsignor. Retired. Credible, substantiated accusation announced 9/18. Claim or claims made to archdiocese's Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program. Known for playing and teaching traditional Irish music. Assignments included St. Paul's on Staten Island, then pastor for about 10 years starting in 1975 of St. Joseph-St. Thomas.

Source: New York Post 10.13.18; Staten Island Advance 10.13.18; Irish Central 10.15.18; SI Advance 10.15.18


Name: Coppinger, John W.
Year: 1972
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Franciscan
City: New York, NY

Note: Removed from active ministry in May, 2002, after allegation of improper behavior in the past.

Source: Journal News (NY) 5.2.02

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Name: D'Argenio, Herbert
Year: 1959
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Subject of settlement in 10/17, as part of the archdiocese's compensation fund. Worked at St. Theresa's in the Bronx through the 1960s to the mid-1970s. Known to run group at parish called "Herbert's Boys." Died 1996.

Source: ABC7 Eyewitness News 10.25.17; Church Militant 10.26.17; New York Daily News 10.26.17; Spectrum News NY1 10.26.17; New York Times 10.29.17

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Timeline


Drake

Name: Drake, Roy A.
Year: 1963
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Jesuit
City: New York, NY

Note: Accused in 2005 of raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old boy in 1969 on an overnight before a ski trip, while assigned to Fordham Prep in the NY archdiocese. Accused in 2014 of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy on 6/30/74 while Drake worked at Maine Maritime Academy, located in the Portland ME diocese. Also assigned in the dioceses of Boston, Seattle, Grand Rapids or Saginaw, Syracuse, Washington, and Cleveland. Worked at colleges and retreat houses and gave hundreds of workshops and retreats in the US and internationally. Spiritual director in the NY archdiocese. At Vianney Renewal Center in St Louis archdiocese 2006-2008. Died 8/21/08.

Source: Post-Standard 10.13.89; Post Standard 08.13.90; George Drake 01.08.04; NY Times 10.21.08; Fordham Ram 11.07.08; The Observer 12.11.08; NY Daily News 10.01.14; New York Daily News 04.22.16; The Paper 08.09.16; Fordham Ram 08.16.16; Fordham Ram 08.18.16; Business Insider 11.15.16; WLBZ 04.17.17

Assignments: Detailed BA Assignment Record


Duenas

Name: Duenas, Jaime (James)
Year: 1950
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Ordained in his native Colombia. Served in NY since late 1960s. Duenas, age 87, was arrested 8/2/11 at Nativity of Our Blessed Lady in the Bronx and charged with forcible touching and sexual abuse of a 16-yr-old girl who had just started working in the rectory. Alleged abuse occurred within two weeks of the day he was arrested. Also known as Fr. James.

Source: CBS NY 08.04.11; KTLA 08.04.11; My Fox NY 08.04.11; NY1 08.04.11; SNAP Statement 08.04.11; Spero News 08.04.11; WABC 08.04.11; Wall Street Journal 08.04.11; WPIX 08.05.11; WPIX 08.08.11; SNAP Statement 01.06.12; New Civil Rights Movement 01.12.12; Berger's Beat 05.05.12; NY Post 06.30.14; SNAP Statement 06.30.14

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Eremito, Anthony Joseph
Year: 1967
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: In 1991 NJ priest John Bambrick told the archdiocese that Eremito sexually abused him as a 15-yr-old boy in altar boy in NJ in 1980, when Eremeto was a NYC priest. Eremito may have had "dozens" of victims. He was removed from active assignments in 1992. Faculties removed in 2002. Filed legal action against alleged victim. Worked in New Jersey 1997-1998. Allowed to work in Lubbock, TX 1998-2002. Working as grief counselor at a PA hospice as of 2006 until removed.

Source: Chicago Tribune 06.03.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; USCCB Meeting Partial Transcript 06.12.02; NY Post 06.14.02; Newsday 06.17.02; NY Times 07.07.02; Asbury Park Press 07.15.02; Newsday 07.18.02; Asbury Park Press 09.21.02; New York Times 10.04.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Asbury Park Press 03.16.03; Yahoo! News 01.04.06; KAMC28 01.05.06; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.05.06; Asbury Park Press 05.11.08

Assignments: BA.org Summary of Directory Entries


Fennessy

Name: Fennessy, Keith
Year: 1984
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Suspended from position at St. Columba's in Manhattan in 6/15, where he'd served since 2011, after pornography discovered on his computer "that violated the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People." Small notice in archdiocesan newspaper after suspension. Archdiocese announced in 3/16 that its Review Board investigated and recommended Fennessy no longer be permitted to serve as a priest. In 5/20 Fennessy filed suit against Cardinal Dolan, claiming he was falsely accused.

Source: Catholic New York 03.30.16; Staten Island Advance 04.05.16; Staten Island Advance 04.05.16; New York Post 05.20.17; Staten Island Advance 05.21.17; DNA Info 05.22.17

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Fusco, Albin D.
Year: 1961
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Franciscan
City: New York, NY

Note: Sued 2002. Accused of abuse of young man. Removed. Arrested 1993 for soliciting sex; charges dropped. Still active priest in 6/06 because he officiated at a funeral.

Source: Associated Press 07.30.02; New York Daily News 07.31.02; New York Post 07.31.02; Times Union 07.31.02

Assignments: BA.org Summary of Directory Entries


Name: Gaffney, Thomas J.
Year: 1950
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Monsignor. Educator nearly 30 years at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx and St. Joseph by the Sea High School on Staten Island. Pastor more than 20 years of St. Charles on Staten Island. In 10/03 a 29-year-old man reported to law enforcement and archdiocese sexual abuse by Gaffney beginning as 6th grade altar boy at St. Charles and continuing for 3 years. Man's attorney said he had evidence there were seven other victims. A 2nd man came forward with similar allegations said to have occurred when Gaffney was St. Joseph's High School principal. He was kept in ministry. First man sued; Gaffney filed countersuit, Gaffney died weeks later, on 3/27/04.

Source: Daily Record 01.20.04; Newsday 01.23.04; Daily Record 02.15.04; Press Democrat 03.22.04; Journal News 03.30.04

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Gallant, Alfred F.
Year: 1962
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Removed 2002 after recent accusation that he had abused a minor female some 30 years previously. As of 2005, Vatican did not laicize him but sentenced him to a life of prayer and penance (possibly because of his age and health). Brother of John Gallant, also an accused abuser.

Source: Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record 11.25.02; Journal News 07.09.05; Newsday 07.09.05

Assignments: BA.org Summary of Directory Entries


Name: Gallant, John P.
Year: 1960
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Sued 2002. Accused of abuse of girl. She said he entered into a 2 yr affair with her in 1980 when she was 16. He claimed she was 18. Brother of Alfred Gallant, also an accused abuser..

Source: Journal News 4.10.02 (in collection of articles); Journal News 4.16.02 (in collection of articles); Journal News 4.8.02 (in collection of articles); Journal News 7.9.05; Journal News 06.19.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Journal News 09.14.03

Assignments: BA.org Summary of Directory Entries


Galligan

Name: Galligan, Damian
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Marist
City: New York, NY

Note: Marist brother working in NY Archdiocese. Now retired and living in MO facility. Accused in 2009 suit of abuse of a boy in NJ for a period of 5 yrs from 1977-1983. Suit filed in Fed. Court in Delaware since two incidences occurred in 1981 in DE during trip to Washington DC. Galligan testified in video deposition that he did abuse the Plaintiff and others. Trial held 11/13. Jury awarded $2.4M against Galligan. Plaintiff does not expect to collect but wants suit against NY and Order reinstated.

Source: Decision in Elliot v Archdiocese of New York, 06.12.12; News Journal 11.18.13; WDEL (AP) 11.18.13; Delmarva Public Radio 11.19.13; Star-Ledger 11.19.13; USA Today Video 11.19.13

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Gentile

Name: Gentile ,Gennaro
Year: 1971
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Pattern of abuse spanned Gentile's entire 30-year career. Numerous victims. Frequently took boys on overnight and longer trips even after warnings to avoid these trips. One priest wrote anonymous letter to Archdiocese in 1995 and followed through personally in 1996. Accused in 1997 civil suit of abusing 2 brothers in 1993-94. Suit secretly settled 2001. Placed on leave April 2002. Laicization announced 9/05.Settlements with alleged victims 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese's compensation program. In 11/17 3 men received settlement of 250K each via archdiocese's Compensation program.

Source: Bronx Press 03.22.02; NY Times 03.24.02; Daily News 03.27.02; Daily News 03.28.02; Journal News 04.07.02; Times Herald-Record 04.10.02; Daily News 05.16.02; Daily News 06.16.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Journal News 07.09.05; Journal News 09.02.05; Renew America 04.02.06; The Heights 02.15.10; CBS New York 09.29.13; Journal News 09.30.13; SNAP Press Release 10.01.13; New York Daily News 05.18.17; New York Times 05.18.17; New York Times 05.18.17; Lewisboro Daily News 05.21.17; Journal News 05.23.17; ABC7 Eyewitness News 10.25.17; Church Militant 10.26.17; Times Herald-Record 12.10.17; LoHud 12.12.17; Ossining Patch 12.12.17

Assignments: BA.org Summary of Directory Entries; BA.org Assignment Record


Giuliano

Name: Giuliano ,Anthony J.
Year: 1984
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: A 43-yr-old man filed a police report 9/16/16, accusing Giuliano of sexually abusing him at age 15 in the rectory of Holy Rosary parish in Baychester 1987-88. He said the two would "play wrestling" and at one point Giuliano pulled his underwear down and molested him. Giuliano denied the allegation. He was suspended from St. John the Evangelist in Pawling and St. Charles Borromeo in Dover Plains, both of which he pastored. The NYPD investigated; no charges filed.

Source: New York Daily News 09.06.16; Catholic New York 09.07.16; Poughkeepsie Journal 09.07.16; WABC 09.07.16; New York Daily News 06.02.17

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Gordon ,Lawrence
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Marist
City: New York, NY

Note: Worked as assistant principal of all-boys Mount St. Michael Academy in Bronx. Found to be in possession of child porn on USB drive 2/11. DA not notified until 3/11. Gordon was arrested, pled guilty and was sentenced, all on same day in 11/11. Sentenced to 1 yr treatment at St. Luke's and deferred adjudication. Public not notified of charges until after sentencing.

Source: SNAP Statement 1.6.12; NY Daily News 11.22.11; NY Post 11.22.11; SNAP Statement 11.26.11; Wall Street Journal 11.26.11; SNAP Wisconsin Statement 11.28.11; The Gothamist 11.28.11; SNAP Letter to Archbishop Dolan 12.07.11; The Bilgrimage 12.08.11


Gorman

Name: Gorman ,Richard
Year: 1982
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Removed from Bronx parish 1/16 pending investigation of credible allegations of sex abuse of boys while at St. Barnabas in Woodlawn in the 1980s. Was archdiocesan director of prison chaplains and chairman of a Bronx community board. Gorman denied accusations. Settlements with alleged victims 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese's compensation program. Died 1/23/18.

Source: New York Daily News 10.30.07; Archdiocese of New York 01.21.16; Gawker 01.21.16; New York Daily News 01.21.16; CBS News 01.22.16; Church Militant 01.22.16; Journal News 01.22.16; DNAinfo 01.25.16; Riverdale Press 01.28.16; New York Daily News 05.18.17; New York Times 05.18.17; Journal News 05.23.17; Church Militant 10.26.17; LoHud 12.12.17; Bronx Chronicle 01.27.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Greene ,William T.
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Greene is accused of sexually abusing a 13 yr old boy in 1956/1957 when Greene was assigned to St. Patrick's Cathedral in NY City. A second man notified the NY Archdiocese in 2009 that Greene had also molested him at St. Patrick's between 1954-1959 when he was a member of the Choir and Greene was music director for the Archdiocese. Greene died 9/24/76 at age 72.

Source: Perez et al v. Parrakow, et al, Supreme Court of NY, County of NY, 02.26.04


Name: Harrington ,John
Year: 1945
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Monsignor. Longtime director of Family Services for New York Catholic Charities. Also parish priest and chaplain for a Children's Home. Per obit, "always taught religion to children in both the parish and public schools." Died 8/22/09. Named publicly for the first time in 2017 settlement from the archdiocese's Reconciliation and Compensation Program for Victim-Survivors of Abuse.

Source: Journal News via Legacycom 08.27.09; New York Tmies 10.29.17

Assignments: Journal News via Legacycom 08.27.09


Harris

Name: Harris ,Wallace A.
Year: 1972
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Monsignor. Placed on leave 8/08 from Saint Charles Borromeo Parish after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor in late 1980s surfaced. Second allegation was reported to the DA's office as it conducted initial investigation. By 9/20/08, 8 more accusers had come forward. No criminal charges due to SOL. Harris denied all allegations. In 9/10, he resigned from parish and was permanently removed from active priesthood. Sentenced to life of prayer & penance 1/12 by Vatican.

Source: Statement by Archdiocese of New York 08.03.08; WCBStv 08.03.08; Daily News 08.04.08; Daily News 08.04.08; NY Post 08.04.08; WABC 08.04.08; Daily News 08.05.08; eFluxMedia 08.05.08; NY Post 08.05.08; NY Times 08.05.08; NY Times 08.09.08; Edge 08.12.08; NY Times 08.14.08; Daily News 08.15.08; NY Times 09.20.08; NBC NY 09.16.10; NY Daily News 09.16.10; NY Times 09.16.10; SNAP Statement 09.16.10; NY Post 02.01.12

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Harrison

Name: Harrison ,Robert
Year: 1964
Outcome: unknown
Hierarchy: Capuchin Franciscan
City: New York, NY

Note: Cardinal Hayes High School teacher since around 1989; also basketball coach, assistant principal. Admitted 12/22/14 to sexual abuse of 10 minors in 1970s and '80s in NYC and WI. Was borrowing money from staff members; when asked why Harrison said he needed it to pay a victim. Removed from ministry, sent to a "facility" and district attorneys notified, per Order.

Source: JRN 01.05.15; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.05.15; NBC New York 01.05.15; New York Times 01.05.15; New York Daily News 01.06.15; News One 01.06.15; WABC 01.06.15; Jeff Anderson & Associates 01.07.15; Jeff Anderson & Associates 01.07.15; Road to Recovery 01.09.15

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Hennessy

Name: Hennessy ,Paul Kevin
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: CFC - Congregation of Christian Brothers
City: New York, NY

Note: Named in 2005 civil suit. Accused of abuse of 1 plaintiff when plaintiff first joined the Congregation of Christian Brothers. Hennessy was his first superior when he entered the order. Abuse alleged against other defendants as well as claims of sexual harassment and other issues. Plaintiff's appeal was dismissed by the NY Supreme Court 10/09. Affiliated with Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America Province in Venice FL Diocese as of 5/10, and living in Arcadia, FL

Source: Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, No 07-102959; US District Court, Southern District New York, No 05-CV-10467; Renew America 05.17.06; Hoatson v Archdiocese of New York, 102958/07, NY Supreme Court 10.26.09


Hyland

Name: Hyland ,Raymond A.
Year: 1947
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan.
City: New York, NY

Note: In 6/16 a 78-yr-old woman stated publicly that Hyland sexually abused her when she was 11 to 14 yrs-old. The woman, who went on to become an Ursuline sister, said Hyland stepped in to help the family after one of her sisters was struck by a car and died. She said he would take her and two other sisters to plays, the circus, and such. She also said she told the archdiocese of the abuse in the mid-1980s, and the two priests who interviewed her asked her what she did "to activate his interest" in her. Hyland died 5/20/95.

Source: The Kingston Daily Freeman 02.28.47; The Journal News 11.13.05; New York Daily News 06.03.16; Findagrave accessed 06.06.16

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Inzeo ,Lawrence C.
Year: 1978
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Removed 2003. Accused of abuse of a male relative (a minor) between 1978 and 1983. Assigned to Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh at the time. Laicization announced 9/05.

Source: Journal News 7.9.05; Journal News 9.2.05; NY Times 07.23.03; The Journal News (NY) 07.23.03; Journal News 08.21.03; NY Times 08.21.03; Journal News 09.14.03

Assignments: BA.org Summary of Directory Entries


Name: Jeffers ,Robert A.
Year: 1954
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Named publicly by archdiocese in 2018 as credibly accused. Ordained for Trappist order in MA, became NY priest 1964. Pastor of St. Augustine in the Bronx for 25 years. Bronx Lebanon Hospital chaplain. Retired 2007.

Source: New York Post 10.13.18; Staten Island Advance 10.13.18; CRS website 10.31.18


Jenik

Name: Jenik ,John Joseph
Year: 1970
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Auxiliary bishop of New York from 2014. Assigned to Our Lady of Refuge in the Bronx since 1978. Removed from public ministry in 10/18 after the Lay Review Board deemed 'credible and substantiated' allegations that Jenik sexually abused a teenage boy for 5 or 6 years, beginning in 1978. His accuser first came forward in 1/18. He said Jenik would ply him with alcohol and abuse him during overnight stays in the rector, and at a country home in Tivoli. Jenik denied the allegations. Vatican to investigate.

Source: New York Daily News 10.29.18; Archdiocese of New York 10.31.18; New York Times 10.31.18; New York Daily News 11.01.18


Name: Jesselli ,Kenneth A.
Year: 1984
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Removed from assignment April 2002 because of allegation of inappropriate behavior in the past. He was assigned to Holy Name of Mary Church in Croton-on-Hudson at the time of his removal. Laicized 2005.

Source: Journal News 04.07.02; Journal News 04.08.02; Journal News 04.09.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Journal News 07.09.05; Newsday 07.09.05; The Heights 02.15.10; CBS New York 09.29.13; Journal News 09.30.13; SNAP Press Release 10.01.13

Assignments: BA.org Summary of Directory Entries


Kavanagh

Name: Kavanagh ,Charles M.
Year: 1963
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Removed 2002. Accused of improper relationship with a minor male, including inappropriate touching. In 9/06 Plaintiff produced letter written to him by Kavanagh in 12/84 which appears to substantiate the abuse. Two Church trials held. Laicization announced 12/10 after appeal denied. Kavanagh filed suit 3/11 against accuser. In 9/12, he sued NY Archdiocese for libel, stating that accuser had recanted and apologized.

Source: NY Times 05.30.02; Associated Press 05.31.02; NY Times 12.07.02; NY Times 02.11.03; NY Times 09.16.03; NY Times 12.18.03; Journal News 07.09.04; NY Times 07.09.04; Irish Echo Online 08.04.04; Journal News 07.09.05; NY Times 01.07.06; Irish Echo Online 01.11.06; NY Times 09.14.06; Erie Times-News 11.10.06; NY Times 11.14.06; NY Daily News 10.23.07; NY Post 08.05.08; Journal News 11.20.08; The Beliefnet 06.24.10; Statement by Archdiocese of NY 12.17.10

Assignments: BA.org Summary of Directory Entries


Kelly

Name: Kelly ,Timothy
Year: 1961
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Benedictine
City: New York, NY

Note: Kelly served as abbot of St. John's Abbey in St. Cloud Diocese from 1992 - 2000. He died in 2010. One man filed suit 6/11 alleging that Kelly sexually abused him in 1966 at St. Anselm's Church in the Bronx. Abbot of St. John's issued a statement saying he had just learned of the accusations (6/11) and was conducting an investigation. Plaintiff said he told the Order 12/10. R. Sipe says other accusers also exist.

Source: St Cloud Times 06.06.11; BehindThePineCurtin 06.07.11; John Doe 174 v Order of St Benedict et al, Case No 11-CV-1489DWF, US District Court for State of Minnesota 06.07.11; Minnesota Public Radio 06.07.11; SNAP Statement 06.07.11; St Cloud Times 06.07.11; Star Tribune 06.07.11; Star Tribune 06.07.11; The Republic 06.07.11; Wall Street Journal 06.07.11; St Cloud Times 06.08.11; St Cloud Times 06.10.11; Statement by Abbot John of St John's Abbey 06.10.11; St John's Abbey Statement 06.27.11

Assignments: BehindThePineCurtin 06.07.11


Kennington

Name: Kennington ,Jack
Year: 1959
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Redemptorist
City: New York, NY

Note: Worked in Brazil 18 years, then Baltimore, Washington DC and New York. May have been at an Opa Locka FL parish 1993-1994 as Fr. John 'Kenning', C.Ss.R. In 1989 a teenage girl told her mother Kennington had sexually abused her and her younger brother 1984-1987, beginning when the girl was 11 and the boy was 8 years-old. Kennington was a close family friend who stepped in to help the mother after a divorce, including with childcare. They were parishioners of the Manhattan parish where he was assigned. The brother filed suit in 1993, settled in 2001. The sister could not sue, due to NY statute of limitations. Kennington sent around 1995 to Order's monastery in Esopus, NY, assigned to archive Shroud of Turin research. Living in Brooklyn by 2010. Still active in 2016.

Source: Shroud website 11.07.98; New York Post via Freelibrary 11.30.01; New York Post 03.22.02; Newsday 03.23.02; Times Herald-Record 04.10.02; USA Today 11.11.02

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Kiarie ,Peter
Year: 1993
Outcome: Acquitted
Hierarchy: Holy Ghost Fathers
City: New York, NY

Note: Visiting priest from Kenya. Kiarie (also spelled Kiare in some articles) was arrested 6/02 on charges of sexually abusing a 12-yr-old boy on outing at park. Kiarie was in New York on speaking tour to raise money for Kenya churches. Boy told his mom Kiarie molested him; she told church officials, who told DA. Kiarie said he will return to Kenya immediately.

Source: NY Daily News 06.26.02; NY Times 06.26.02; Daily News 06.27.02; Newsday 06.27.02; Newsday 06.27.02; NY Post 06.27.02; NY Times 06.27.02; NY Post 07.20.02; Daily News 04.23.03; Daily News 04.24.03; Daily News 04.25.03


Kihm

Name: Kihm ,Peter J.
Year: 1981
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Suspended from ministry 1/19/15 after archdiocese received credible allegations of abuse of a male minor about 30 years before. At least one more person came forward later to alleged abuse, also 30 years before. Assigned to Our Lady of Lourdes High School 1987-1992; abuse said not to have happened there. Assisted and pastored several parishes. Sent to supervised setting for evaluation and risk assessment. No criminal charges due to 5-year statute of limitations. Laicization announced 3/16. Kihm moved out of New York state. Settlements with alleged victims 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese's compensation program.

Source: Daily Freeman 01.28.15; Poughkeepsie Journal 01.28.15; Daily Freeman 03.14.15; Poughkeepsie Journal 03.21.16; Daily Freeman 03.22.16; Washington Times 03.23.16; New York Daily News 05.18.17; New York Times 05.18.17; Journal News 05.23.17; Church Militant 10.26.17; LoHud 12.12.17

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Kuhl ,Morgan J.
Year: 1993
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Arrested 1999 as part of Internet sting. Thought he was meeting 15-yr-old boy for sex; traveled to Perth Amboy NJ to meet the 'boy,' who was FBI agent. Reported to have attempted same previously. Arrested 2002 for fondling 16-yr-old boy in 1999. Pleaded guilty. Sentenced to 45 days jail & 1 yr probation; given 1-year conditional discharge. In April 2017 last known to be living in Holmes, NY. Has an alias, Morgan J. Kihl.

Source: New York Daily News 10.06.99; New York Post 10.06.99; New York Times 10.11.99; Star Ledger 06.17.00; New York Times 10.12.00; New York Post (AP) 09.21.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Dallas Morning News 03.02.03; Catalyst 04.30.03; Staten Island Advance 05.24.03; New York Post 05.25.03; Larchmont Gazette 09.19.06; Larchmont Gazette 09.19.06

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: LaBelle ,Ralph W.
Year: 1978
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Removed 2002 for misconduct of non-sexual nature with two 15-yr-old boys. Also accused of molesting other boys prior to ordination and of giving alcohol to 11-yr- old boy. Laicized 2005. Settlement with alleged victims 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese's compensation program.

Source: The Journal News (NY) 04.21.02; Journal News 04.25.02; Journal News 09.14.03; Journal News 07.09.05; Newsday 07.09.05; New York Daily News 05.18.17; New York Times 05.18.17; Journal News 05.23.17; Church Militant 10.26.17; LoHud 12.12.17

Assignments: BA.org Summary of Directory Entries


Lennon

Name: Lennon ,John W.
Year: 1955
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Was Maryknoll priest initially, in Philippines 1956-67. Left order around 1975. Pastor of St. John the Baptist in Yonkers when suspended 4/02 after accusation he abused a Cardinal Hayes High School student in mid-1970s; Lennon was teacher, administrator and athletics moderator at Hayes 1970-81. He denied allegations, which first surfaced in 1997; archdiocese cleared him that time after investigation. Accuser not informed. Laicized by Vatican per 4/08 quiet announcement in Catholic New York. Died 12/16/12. Obituary referred to him as Rev. Lennon.

Source: Journal News 04.19.02; The Journal News (NY) 04.21.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Journal News 09.14.03; Journal News 07.09.05; Blogging Religiously 04.07.08; Flower Funeral Home Obituary 12.16.12

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Liguori

Name: Liguori (Ligouri) ,James A.
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: CFC - Congregation of Christian Brothers
City: New York, NY

Note: Man filed civil suit 7/19/12 alleging that he had been abused by Liguori in 1969 at Cardinal Farley Military Academy in NY. Plaintiff first reported allegations to Orange diocese in CA in 2008. Orange reportedly found allegations to be credible, but order found them 'without merit' and took no action against Liguori. He was president of Iona College in New Rochelle until he retired in 2011. Then he worked for Fordham University until resigning 7/12 after suit was filed.

Source: Catholic New York 05.18.11; My Fox New York 07.19.12; Poughkeepsie Journal 07.19.12; SNAP Statement 07.19.12; Talk of the Sound 07.19.12; The Patch 07.19.12; Journal News 07.21.12; NY Daily News 07.21.12; The Ram 07.21.12; Orange County Weekly 08.15.12; The Observer 08.22.12


Lott

Name: Lott ,Robert V.
Year: 1965
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Man alleging abuse as boy by Lott 1975-1985 received $500k settlement from archdiocese compensation fund 8/17. Man said when he was age 14, Lott ministered to his dying father; after father died, Lott invited him to rectory for sleepovers, and abuse began. Accuser went on to become priest. Lott became known for starting charities, with several named after him. Died 2/27/02.

Source: New York Times 03.01.02; New York TImes Obituary 03.10.02; New York Times 10.29.17; FIOSI1 News 10.30.17; Staten Island Advance 10.30.17; West Village Patch 10.30.17

Assignments: New York Times Obituary 03.10.02; New York Times 03.01.02


Lynch

Name: Lynch ,Bernard
Year: < 1971

Outcome: Not Guilty
Hierarchy: Society of African Missions
City: New York, NY

Note: Lynch & Marist Bro. Timothy Brady were accused in 1987 of abuse of boys at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx. Lynch had been the school's chaplain, Brady was acting principal. Lynch returned to Ireland when the investigation began. Indicted in 1988. Brady was convicted. Lynch was tried in 1989 on charges he fondled one former Mount St. Michael's student; Lynch's lawyer said it was the boy who made a pass at the priest. Lynch claimed he was subject of witch-hunt because of his AIDS ministry. Found not guilty. Moved to London in 1992; started ministry for closeted gay priests. Order expelled him in 11/11. Not laicized. Lynch announced in 2012 memoir he married a man 14 years earlier. In 2017 working as counselor and spiritual director in London.

Source: United Press International 05.13.88; NY Times 05.14.88; Newsday 05.20.88; Newsday 04.19.89; Newsday 04.20.89; Newsday 02.16.93; Newsday 03.06.93; The Independent 04.08.12; Huffington Post 07.10.12; Christian Post 07.11.12

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Maffei

Name: Maffei ,Joseph
Year: 1958
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Salesians of Don Bosco
City: New York, NY

Note: Attorney Garabedian announced settlement 9/13 on behalf of one plaintiff who alleged abuse by Maffei as a 12-yr-old boy when the priest was assigned to Sacred Heart Retreat House in Ipswich MA. The abuse was said to have taken place at the Marian Shrine in New Rochelle NY. Native of Italy. Came to the US in 1952. Died 12/29/09.

Source: Salesians of Don Bosco E-Service 01.28.10; The Republic (AP) 09.04.13; John Doe v Fr Sean Rooney SDB et al 12.16.13

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Malone ,Donald T.
Year: 1960
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Removed 1988 from position as high school principal after he was accused of soliciting sex from a young teenage boy. then transferred to three parishes before being placed on permanent leave. Also arrested in 1979 for public lewdness at rest strop.

Source: Journal News 4.12.02 (in collection of articles); USA Today 11.11.02

Assignments: BA.org Summary of Directory Entries


Name: Manzione ,Arthur
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Removed from duty Aug. 2003. Accused of abuse in the early 1980s. Ordained as a deacon in 1979, Manzione was also an elementary school principal at the time of the abuse. Laicization announced 9/05.

Source: Journal News 9.2.05; Journal News 08.21.03; New York Times 08.21.03; Journal News 09.14.03


Name: Martin ,Patrick H.
Year: 1937
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Accused in a 2/26/04 suit of sexually abusing altar boys at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Manhattan. Three plaintiffs allege abuse 1955-61, beginning at age 11, 10, and 13, with one claiming >200 incidents over 5 years. Martin also had a disciplinary role at parish grammar school. Suit claims other altar boys besides the plaintiffs were abused.

Source: Complaint 02.26.04


Name: Mary Andrew ,Sister
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Unknown
City: New York, NY

Note: Sister Mary Andrew (a/k/a Sister Frances Doyle) has been accused of sexual abuse of at least two girls at Notre Dame School in Manhattan in mid-1940s. School was run by Society of St. Ursula; Sr. Mary Andrew was the principal. One accuser was said she was abused as a 14-year-old sophomore. She went on to become a nun but left the order years later. The school and the order have reportedly refused to help her as a survivor. Andrew died 11/29/06.

Source: Catholic New York 12.21.06; Road to Recovey Media Statement 06.04.14; Road to Recovery 08.13.14; Road to Recovery Media Statement 08.13.14; Business Insider 11.15.16


Mazza

Name: Mazza ,Albert J.
Year: 1996
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Deacon at Church of the Holy Name of Mary parish in Croton-on-Hudson. Removed by ABP. Dolan during summer 2013 after complaints that he engaged in immoral and illegal conduct with minors as long as 30 years previously. Has now been permanently removed after allegations found credible. No criminal charges due to SOL.

Source: ABC News 09.29.13; Archdiocese of New York Statement 09.29.13; CBS New York 09.29.13; Hudson Valley Reporter 09.29.13; News 12 09.29.13; North Jersey 09.29.13; Daily Voice 09.30.13; Journal News 09.30.13; Journal News 09.30.13; SNAP Statement 09.30.13; SNAP Statement 09.30.13; SNAP Letter to Cardinal Dolan 10.01.13; SNAP Press Release 10.01.13


McCarrick

Name: McCarrick (Cardinal) ,Theodore
Year: 1958
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Cardinal Archbishop of Washington DC 2001-2006, Archbishop of Newark 1986-2000, Bishop of Metuchen 1981-1986, New York Auxiliary Bishop 1977-1981. Retired 2006. NY archdiocese announced 6/20/18 McCarrick was the subject of "credible and substantiated" allegations of sex abuse of a teenage altar boy, occurring when he was a NY priest and Cardinal Cooke's personal secretary, his position1971-77. Reported to law enforcement and Vatican. Suspended. Claimed innocence. Review found three previous allegations of sexual misconduct with adults in Newark and Metucheon, and settlements in two cases. A second man alleged in 7/18 that McCarrick abused him over a 20-yr period, beginning in 1969 when the was age 11. McCarrick resigned from College of Cardinals, Pope accepted 7/28/18 and requested McCarrick withdraw from all public ministry and events. Ordered to live 'a life of prayer and penance.' Moved to a friary in Victoria KS, near a school. Vatican ordered new investigation 10/18.

Source: Fordham Observer 01.11.18; American Conservative 06.20.18; Archdiocese of New York Statement 06.20.18; Archdiocese of Newark Statement 06.20.18; Catholic Culture 06.20.18; CNN 06.20.18; Courier News/My Central New Jersey 06.20.18; McCarrick Statement 06.20.18; NBC News 06.20.18; NBC Nightly News 06.20.18; Newark Patch 06.20.18; NJ Advance Media for NJcom 06.20.18; NJ Advance Media for NJcom 06.20.18; Reuters 06.20.18; Reuters 06.20.18; Time 06.20.18; UPI 06.20.18; Whispers in the Loggia 06.20.18; GetReligion 06.21.18; National Catholic Reporter 06.21.18; New York Times 06.23.18; GetReligion 06.24.18; WTOP-TV 06.24.18; Religion News Service 06.26.18; Catholic Thng 06.27.18; Crux 06.29.18; National Catholic Register 06.29.18; National Catholic Reporter 06.29.18; Catholic News Service 07.16.18; New York Times 07.16.18; PBS News Hour 07.17.18; Star-Ledger 07.17.18; Catholic News Agency 07.19.18; AP via Crux 07.21.18; Washington Post 07.22.18; Catholic News Agency 07.24.18; America Magazine 07.25.18; Boston Globe 07.25.18; Slate 07.26.18; Associated Press 07.28.18; Associated Press 07.28.18; BBC News 07.28.18; National Catholic Reporter 07.28.18; NBC Nightly News 07.28.18; New York Times 07.28.18; Reuters 07.28.18; The Telegraph 07.28.18; US Conference of Catholic Bishops 07.28.18; Washington Post 07.28.18; Vox Media 07.29.18; Catholic News Agency 08.16.18; National Catholic Reporter 08.16.18; Catholic News Agency 08.17.18; North Jersey Record 09.25.18; Archdicoese of Washington Statement 09.28.18; Kansas City Star 09.28.18; Kansas City Star 09.28.18; AP via Toronto Star 09.29.18; NJ com 10.01.18; Associated Press 10.06.18; CNN 10.06.18; Crux Now 10.06.18; Holy See Press Office 10.06.18; New York Times 10.06.18


McCormick

Name: McCormick ,Richard J.
Year: 1970
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Salesian
City: New York, NY

Note: McCormick was a Junior seminary and high school teacher, boys' camp director, parish priest, and Salesians' Eastern U.S. Provincial 1985-1991. Worked in MA, IN, NY, LA, FL. Removed from St. Petersburg FL Catholic H.S. in 2002 after accusation of sexually harassing girl. Active at Marian Shrine, Stony Point NY by 2005. In 2000s Salesians settled with man alleging rape by McCormick on trip to Rome in 1975, when man was 14-yr-old student in IN. In 8/09 Order announced settlement with 3 men who alleged abuse by him in late 1970s at Salesian Junior Seminary in Goshen, NY. Three others then came forward. At least 16 civil suits. Arrested 8/12 in NY, charged with rape of boy ages 9-10 in 1981-1982 at Ipswich MA camp. Convicted 11/14. Sentenced to 8-10 years in prison. Convicted 8/15 of abuse of 6- to 8 yr-old boy at Ipswich MA camp in early 1980s; sentenced to another 8 to 10 years' prison, to run concurrently with term already serving.

Source: NWI Times; St Petersburg Times 03.23.02; St Petersburg Times 03.29.02; Journal News 08.09.09; Boston Globe 08.31.12; Boston Herald 08.31.12; Daily Item 08.31.12; NECN 08.31.12; Tampa Bay Times 08.31.12; The Patch 08.31.12; WBUR 08.31.12; WCVB 08.31.12; Wicked Local Newburyport 08.31.12; Boston Herald 09.01.12; Digital Journal 09.01.12; Salem News 09.01.12; Salem News 03.08.13; My Fox Boston 03.11.13; Port Chester Patch 04.05.13; Salem News 04.06.13; Salem News 04.03.14; Salem News 05.22.14; Salem News 11.04.14; Salem News 11.06.14; Salem News 11.11.14; Boston Globe 11.12.14; Essex District Attorney's Office 11.12.14; NWI Times 11.12.14; Salem News 11.12.14; Boston Globe 11.26.14; Salem News 11.26.14; Newburyport Daily News 11.27.14

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


McGovern

Name: McGovern ,Robert B.
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: CFC - Congregation of Christian Brothers
City: New York, NY

Note: Named as alleged abuser of teenage boy in NJ at some point after 1975 in unrelated 2005 civil suit. Plaintiff's appeal was dismissed by the NY Supreme Court 10/09. McGovern was at Blessed Sacrament High School from 1973-1977 and in residence there 1994- 1998. He was working at St. Joseph's care residence in 2005. In 2011 he is co-leader of annual Edmund Rice Youth Camp at Brother Rice High School.

Source: Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, No 07-102959; US District Court, Southern District New York, No 05-CV-10467; Hoatson v New York Archdiocese, NY Supreme Court Decision 102958/07 10.26.09


Meehan

Name: Meehan ,John T.
Year: 1964
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Named publicly in 8/18 as credibly accused of having sexually abused a boy age 14-16 multiple times at Cardinal Hayes HS in the early 1980s. Meehan worked at the HS 1980-1985 and was a guidance counselor. Also assigned to a number of Manhattan parishes, including St. Charles Borromeo until 2017. His alleged victim received a settlement via the archdiocese's compensation program.

Source: New York Post 08.18.18; SCBR Church Bulletin 09.30.18; Staten Island Advance 10.13.18; New York Post 10.31.18


Name: Mills ,Henry
Year: 1988
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Removed from parish work in 1997 after lawsuit alleged he raped a 17-yr-old boy. Shown as absent on leave for several years in Official Catholic Directories but in 2002 reporter found him celebrating masses in Manhattan and, on occasion, teaching school. Mills counter-sued his accuser. Lawsuit still pending in 2002.

Source: New York Daily News 07.03.98; New York Post 03.19.02; New York Times 03.20.02; Daily News 06.16.02; USA Today 11.11.02

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Netter

Name: Netter ,Edmund W.
Year: 1951
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: null
City: New York, NY

Note: Accused in 2/26/04 lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl 1973-79 starting when she was age 9. Alleged abuse occurred weekly or biweekly in the St. Anthony's rectory in Nanuet NY, where he was pastor, and at a house during vacations with the girl's family when the rest of the family was at the beach. Netter was made monsignor in 1986. He died 4/11/98.

Source: Complaint 02.26.04

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Nowak

Name: Nowak ,Randolph
Year: 1952
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Capuchins
City: New York, NY

Note: Worked in New York, Guam and Hawaii. Accused in a 2008 letter to Order's NY provincial of abusing a boy 1961-1966 when the boy attended St. Mary's Seminary high school in Glenclyffe, NY. The accuser produced correspondence that substantiated his claim, including apology from Nowak. Order has paid for counseling for him. Faculties had been removed in 2004 for past allegations that "arose elsewhere." Nowak worked in almost every parish in Guam staffed by his Order. Retired and living in Guam at Capuchin Friary in 4/17; there since at least 2007.

Source: KUAM 03.23.10; Pacific News Center 03.23.10; Marianas Variety 03.24.10; Archdiocese of Agana News Release 04.22.10

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


O'Brien

Name: O'Brien ,Eugene J
Year: 1956
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Jesuits
City: New York, NY

Note: On 1/30/97, the Jesuits, the NY Archdiocese, and Fordham Prep settled for $25K a suit alleging that O'Brien sexually abused a boy in the early 1970s. O'Brien was principal of Fordham Prep in 1960-80 and of Fairfield Prep in the Bridgeport diocese in 1983-85. He also worked at St. Peter's Prep in the Newark archdiocese in 1959-60, and in 1995-2002 was president of the fundraising foundation for the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

Source: Settlement 01.30.97; NY Times 10.21.08; Fordham Ram 11.07.08; The Paper of Fordham University 11.20.08; SNAP Statement 02.11.09; Fairfield Mirror 10.15.09; Connecticut Post 10.16.09; The Journal 09.07.10; The Paper 08.09.16; Fordham Ram 08.16.16

Assignments: Detailed BA.org Assignment Record


Name: O'Brien ,John Francis
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: CFC - Congregation of Christian Brothers
City: New York, NY

Note: Sued 2005. Accused of abuse of plaintiff beginning in 1979 and lasting until 1982. At the time, plaintiff was a member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers. He also alleged abuse by at least two others in the order and sexual harassment and retaliation others in future assignments. NY Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit 10/09 on SOL as to claims against O'Brien.

Source: Southern District of NY; Hoatson vs NY Archdioces et al 05-CV-10467; Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, No 07-102959; Renew America 05.17.06; Hoatson v New York Archdiocese, NY Supreme Court Decision 102958/07 10.26.09


O'Connell

Name: O'Connell ,Kenneth F.
Year: 1956
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Parish priest Manhattan, Mt. Vernon, Larchmont. Long-time Boys Scouts chaplain; National Catholic Committee on Scouting chair 1973-75; assistant director then director of Archdiocesan Catholic Youth Organizations 1973-78. Msgr. Died 11/21/84 at age 54. Accused of forcefully sodomizing a 12-yr-old boy scout in 1973 at Camp Spes Mundi in Hope Falls NY. Accuser received settlement, announced 5/17.

Source: New York Times Obituary 11.22.84; Journal News 05.30.17; Fios 1 05.31.17; New York Daily News 05.31.17

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


O'Connor

Name: O'Connor ,John Justin
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: CFC - Congregation of Christian Brothers
City: New York, NY

Note: Two former students at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx came forward 4/12 to allege they were abused in mid-1980s by O'Connor, then Dean of Discipline. He left the school in 1987 and left the order "within the past few years." The Order filed bankruptcy 4/11 and that opened the doors for the allegations to be made. He was also Student, Teacher & Principal at Power Memorial Academy.

Source: WPIX 04.26.12; Voice from the Desert 05.13.12; New York Daily News 05.30.16


O'Herlihy

Name: O'Herlihy ,Michael D.
Year: 1961
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Laicized in 1993. Accused in 2/26/04 suit of sexually abusing a boy in 1980 at Cardinal Hayes H.S. in the Bronx. O'Herlihy had learned that the boy was being abused by a Catholic counselor, and allegedly used the knowledge to gain access. Suit claims that other boys were abused by O'Herlihy at the school. Dismissed on SOL 2006. In 3/09 he was found working as ass't principal at Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day HS.

Source: Complaint 02.26.04; NY Post 02.27.04; NY Post 03.30.09

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


O'Keefe

Name: O'Keefe ,John
Year: 1972
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Monsignor. Pastor of Pearl River NY parish. Educator most of career in Bronx and White Plains. Suspended 12/15 after credible allegation of sexual abuse of a boy in early 1980s. O'Keefe was a teacher and guidance counselor at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx at the time, and his accuser was a student. Abuse alleged to have occurred twice - once in NY and once in VA. O'Keefe denied allegations. Investigations by DAs in NY and VA led to removal. Two more male accusers, allegations found credible. No charges due to SOL. Investigation by church initiated. Permanent removal by the archdiocese announced 9/16 by plaintiff's attorney. Settlements with alleged victims 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese's compensation program.

Source: Journal News 12.18.15; The Patch [White Plains] 12.18.15; WABC 12.18.15; Daily Voice 12.19.15; Journal News 12.19.15; 12 News 12.20.15; Catholic New York 12.23.15; New York Daily News 05.30.16; Journal News 09.26.16; New York Daily News 09.26.16; CBS New York 09.27.16; Fios 1 News 09.27.16; The Patch 09.27.16; Irish Central 09.28.16; Journal News 09.29.16; New York Daily News 05.18.17; New York Times 05.18.17; Journal News 05.23.17; Church Militant 10.26.17; LoHud 12.12.17

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Parrakow

Name: Parrakow ,Edmond A.
Year: 1968
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury report. Per Greensburg file, complaint early 1985, then counseling with a Fr. Benedict. Eval 5/85 at St. Luke's in MD. Sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment 7/85. Admitted to molesting about 35 boys over 17 years. NY archdiocese requested Greensburg PA diocese accept Parrakow; worked in Greensburg diocese 1986-89, without restrictions. Complaint 1/89 of behavior in PA with teen boy, suspended 2/89. NY archdiocese located him at Green Haven Correctional Facility in 1993. Laicized 2004. Accused in a 2/26/04 suit of sex abuse of two brothers in the early 1970s. One claimed the abuse, including oral rape, began when he was age 10, and that Parrakow plied him with alcohol and porn. Suit accused Parrakow of transporting a third boy to PA in 1975 and abusing him there.

Source: Supreme Court Complaint 02.26.04; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: Detailed BA.org Assignment Record; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Pintado Herrera ,Jorge Patricio
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Priest from Ecuador attached to the NY Archdiocese from 1999-2000. Charged 9/02 with groping a 16 yr old altar boy at Manhattan church. Pleaded guilty 6/03 to endangering welfare of child and sentenced to 5 days of community service. Archdiocese said he did not have permission to be working at the church. Further status unknown.

Source: NY Daily News 09.04.97; NY Daily News 09.20.02; NY Post 09.20.02; NY Daily News 09.21.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Associated Press 06.18.03; Newsday 06.18.03; NY Daily News 06.19.03


Pipala

Name: Pipala ,Edward
Year: 1966
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Archdiocese learned of abuse in 1977, sent Pipela for treatment and then reassigned him. Removed from assignment 1992; convicted 1993 of Sodomy. Served 7 years in prison on state and federal charges. Released July 2000. Numerous victims over a 20-year span. Named in several civil suits. Laicized 2000. On NY sex offender registry as of 9/09.

Source: NY Daily News 4.16.02 (in collection of articles); Times Herald-Record 04.21.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Buffalo News 06.13.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Times Herald-Record 10.07.12

Assignments: BA.org Summary of Directory Entries


Name: Pliauplis ,Christopher
Year: 1987
Outcome: Reinstated
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Started as a religious order brother in Steubenville OH, left for 3 yrs to become a nurse, then ordained for the Steubenville diocese. Transferred in 1991 to Rockville Centre diocese to be near ailing mother, briefly to Brooklyn, then to Archdiocese of New York. Accused of inappropriately touching 17-yr-old boy 1/06 on Staten Island. Placed on leave 3/06; faculties removed 6/06 per recommendation of Archdiocesan Review Board. Pliauplis appealed to Vatican; archdiocese announced 6/08 that church court had cleared him and he returned to ministry 7/1/08, at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Assisted there until at least 2011; in 5/17 he has been 'On Leave of Absence' since 2012.

Source: Staten Island Advance 06.22.06; Journal News (New York) 06.23.06; Journal News 06.05.08; Staten Island Advance 06.07.08

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Post

Name: Post ,Robert
Year: 1982
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: CFC - Congregation of Christian Brothers
City: New York, NY

Note: Religious Brother with the Irish Christian Brothers, perpetual vows in 1965.Taught in Canada, Italy, U.S. Principal of Blessed Sacrament High in New Rochelle 1976-1979; named in a civil suit as having abused boys there. Ordained priest for Diocese of Bridgeport CT in 1982. Worked as spiritual director in a number of high schools and in parishes as an assistant. By 2015 was retired and living in retired priests residence in Stamford CT.

Source: Amended Verified Complaint in 07-102959; US District Court, Southern District, No 05-CV-10467; CT Post 08.26.12; The Patch 08.26.12; The Patch 08.28.12

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Quigley

Name: Quigley ,Dominic
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Franciscan
City: New York, NY

Note: Suspended in 9/14 from job at American Martyrs parish in Queens after accusation he sexually abused a male St. Francis Prep student in 2003. D.A. launched investigation. Status of case unknown in 5/16.

Source: New York Daily News 10.01.14


Name: Quigley ,Patrick W.
Year: 1981
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Served in Manhattan, Staten Island and Stony Point. Pleaded guilty 12/94 to offering several teenage boys in Haverstraw Village money for sex. Received probation and sent to treatment in Maryland for "alcoholism." Absent on Leave until laicized in 12/05. Last known to be living in Brick, NJ. Died 4/04/10.

Source: Albany Times Union (AP) 09.10.94; Journal News (NY) 06.19.02; Journal News 07.09.05; Newsday 07.09.05; Ancient Faces website accessed 09.22.15

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Quinn

Name: Quinn ,Lawrence J.
Year: 1971
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Accused in 2 separate complaints filed with archdiocese compensation program in 9/17 and 10/17 of sexual abuse of boys, 1 under age 11 1990-1996, the other a age 12 to 14 1999-2001. The incidents allegedly occurred while Quinn was assigned to Our Lady of Mercy in the Bronx. Quinn denied the allegations.

Source: CBS 11.09.17; New York Daily News 11.09.17; NY1 News 11.09.17; Washington Heights Patch 11.09.17


Name: Rios ,Louis J. (Luis)
Year: 1966
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Assumptionist
City: New York, NY

Note: Accused in 2/26/04 suit of forcing a 16-year-old girl to have intercourse, and when she got pregnant, offering her money from the NY parish collection and urging her to get an abortion. Rios knew the girl from catechism class, offered her GED tutoring, and then used a confidence about her violent father to begin the abuse and coerce her silence. Another priest promised to help her but didn't. Rios also worked in the dioceses of Worcester MA, San Juan PR, and perhaps Boston MA.

Source: Complaint 02.26.04; Newsday 02.28.04

Assignments: Detailed BA.org Assignment Record


Ritter

Name: Ritter ,Bruce
Year: 1956
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Conventual Franciscan
City: New York, NY

Note: Formed Covenant House in Greenwich Village in early 70s as shelter and foundation for homeless and troubled youth. Complaints of sexual abuse of teen boys date back as far as 1950s. Complaints documented in book, "Broken Covenant" by C. Sennott, 1992. Civil suit. Resigned 1990 after allegations. Died 1999.

Source: The New York Times 02.06.90; The Washington Post 02.10.90; People 02.26.90; Houston Chronicle 09.27.92; The Sun-Sentinel 02.28.93; Los Angeles Times 06.13.93; Newsweek 08.15.93; NY Times 10.13.99; New York Times 10.22.99; Youth Today 01.01.00; NY Times 01.12.03; Republican 03.10.04

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Rodriguez ,Esteban
Year: 1986
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Carmelite
City: New York, NY

Note: Priest from Puerto Rico. (Not related to Ruben Rodriguez). 1 of 4 priests accused of abuse of boy, age 16, by giving him money for sex. Civil suit filed in 2000 was settled prior to 2002. May still be active priest in Puerto Rico.

Source: NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.24.01; NY Post 06.25.01; NY Post 06.28.01; Associated Press 09.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02


Name: Rodriguez ,Ruben
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Carmelite
City: New York, NY

Note: Civil suit settled 2001. One of 4 priests accused of abuse of boy, age 16, by giving him money for sex. No relation to Esteban Rodriguez in the same suit. Sent for psychiatric evaluation. Returned to Puerto Rico where he may still be active priest.

Source: NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.24.01; NY Post 06.25.01; NY Post 06.28.01; Associated Press 09.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02


Rooney

Name: Rooney ,Sean Leo
Year: 1959
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Salesians of Don Bosco
City: New York, NY

Note: Accused in 12/16/13 lawsuit of repeated sexual abuse of a boy age 14 at the Salesian minor seminary in Goshen NY, where Rooney taught theology and physics and was the financial administrator. The alleged abuse included removing the boy's clothing, touching and fondling the boy's naked buttocks and genitals skin-on-skin, and masturbating on the boy. The boy was also allegedly abused by Rooney on a school bus trip from Don Bosco Technical High School in Boston to Sacred Heart Retreat House in Ipswich. The complaint also alleged abuse of the boy in 1978 by Fr Joseph Maffei SDB and in 1981 by Bro Alan Scheneman SDB. Rooney worked in the Boston, Gary, Paterson, New Orleans, New York, Newark, and Birmingham (arch)dioceses during his 50-year career, and was laicized in 2008.

Source: John Doe v Fr Sean Rooney SDB et al 12.16.13; AP 10.31.14; BA Information Page 10.31.14; Garabedian Law 10.31.14; Times-Picayune 11.05.14

Assignments: Detailed BA Assignment Record


Scheneman

Name: Scheneman ,Alan
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Salesians of Don Bosco
City: New York, NY

Note: Accused in a 12/16/13 lawsuit of repeated sexual abuse of a boy age 15 at the Salesian minor seminary in Goshen NY. The alleged abuse included masturbating the boy's penis skin-on-skin. The complaint also alleged abuse of the boy by Fr Joseph Maffei SDB and Fr Sean Rooney SDB at the same seminary. Scheneman was listed on the website of Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian on 10/31/14 after a settlement during the year previous. The Salesians confirmed that a monetary settlement had been reached.

Source: John Doe v Fr Sean Rooney SDB et al 12.16.13; AP 10.31.14; BA Information Page 10.31.14; Garabedian Law 10.31.14


Stinner

Name: Stinner ,Francis
Year: 1967
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: First complaint received 1988. Parents complained again 1995 when learned he was still active. Removed from assignment 1997 after abuse allegation became public. Archdiocese paid large settlement but never turned investigative report over to police. Began saying mass again but this privilege was removed in 2002. At least 10 victims; abuse said to have included rape. Laicized 2005. Settlement with alleged victims 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese's compensation program. Died in 8/17.

Source: New York Daily News and Journal News 03.22.02; Journal News (NY) 04.10.02; Times Herald-Record 04.10.02; Times Herald-Record 04.12.02; Times Herald-Record 04.21.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Republican 03.14.04; Journal News 07.09.05; Newsday 07.09.05; Times-Herald Record 07.20.05; Times Herald-Record 10.07.12; New York Daily News 05.18.17; New York Times 05.18.17; Journal News 05.23.17; Journal News 06.09.17; Journal News 08.29.17; Church Militant 10.26.17; LoHud 12.12.17; LoHud 03.27.18

Assignments: BA.org Summary of Directory Entries


Tamburrino

Name: Tamburrino ,James
Year: 1998
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Carmelite
City: New York, NY

Note: One of 4 priests accused of abusing teenage boy 1996-98 at St. Simon Stock in the Bronx. The boy worked in rectory as a secretary; said the priests plied him with alcohol and porn, offered him money for sex, had him watch them group masturbate and threatened him with harm if he told. Transferred out 1999 after family went to archdiocese and Order. Assigned as chaplain to psychiatric hospital in Middletown NY while living at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish. Arrested 2002 for harassing young man he met at NYC gay bar. Arrested again in 7/05 for taking erotic photos of a 15-year-old boy and approaching another boy for the same. Convicted 3/30/06. Sentenced 6/06 to 5-15 yrs in prison. May also have offended while working in Peru prior to ordination.

Source: NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.24.01; NY Post 06.25.01; NY Post 06.28.01; NY Post 09.14.02; Poughkeepsie Journal 09.14.02; Poughkeepsie Journal 09.21.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Utica Observer-Dispatch 07.08.05; NY Post 07.11.05; Utica Observer-Dispatch 12.15.05; Utica Observer-Dispatch 02.10.06; Newsday (Utica, NY) 03.30.06; Utica Observer-Dispatch 03.30.06; Observer-Dispatch 03.31.06; Newsday 06.06.06; Utica Oberver-Dispatch 06.07.06; NY State Sex Offender Registry accessed 06.01.17

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Theisen

Name: Theisen (Thiesen) ,Joseph L.
Year: 1959
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Assigned to parishes in Manhattan, Staten Island, Garnersville and the Bronx. Allegations of abuse of male minors began to surface in 1987. Archdiocese settled with 3 men in 1994 who claimed abuse by Theisen in the early 1980s when they were teens. Theisen was sent to the Servants of the Paraclete in NM for treatment. He was voluntarily laicized in 1994. Died 1/25/13

Source: Journal News 04.19.02; Journal News 04.19.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Journal News 08.10.10; French Funerals-Cremations accessed 07.18.17; New York Daily News 10.27.17

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Titone ,Robert A.
Year: 1971
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Died 8/14/01. Named publicly in 11/17 by 42-year-old man who said Titone sexually abused him beginning age 11 at St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus in Greenpoint. Man received settlement.

Source: New York Times 11.10.17


Name: Whelan (Whalen) ,Donald J.
Year: 1957
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Accused in a 2/26/04 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy in 1964-65, beginning when the boy was age 12. The abuse allegedly occurred in the rectory of St. John Vianney in the Bronx and on overnight beach trips, and included anal penetration. The suit misspells the priest's name as Whalen. Whelan died prior to 2004, possibly in 1988.

Source: Complaint 02.26.04; Newsday 02.28.04

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


White

Name: White ,William T.
Year: 1958
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Man told archdiocese in 1997 he had been abused by White for 3 years in 1970s, beginning when he was high school student. White was working in Palm Beach, Florida when accusations made. He was allowed to continue working after evaluation until 2002 when he was removed from teaching position at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL. Also named in 2/26/04 civil suit by man who alleged abuse be 1959-1961 at Holy Cross Parish, when the man was ages 9-11.

Source: Journal News 04.03.02; NY Post 04.12.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Perez et al v Parrakow, et al, Supreme Court of NY, County of NY, 02.26.04; Palm Beach Post 02.28.04; Sun-Sentinel 04.24.06

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Williams

Name: Williams ,William E.
Year: 1959
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Named publicly as credibly accused by archdiocese in 9/18. Monsignor. St. Joseph in Kingston pastor 1982-1994, pastor of St. John the Evangelist in Saugerties 1994-2009 Regional vicar of Ulster County 1989-2010. Retired 2011.

Source: Catholic New York 07.13.11; New York Post 10.13.18; Staten Island Advance 10.13.18


Wolf

Name: Wolf ,Casper G.
Year: 1938
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: New York, NY

Note: Monsignor. Cardinal Hayes High School teacher 1942-1969. Died 2/1/72. Subject of 10/17 settlement as part of Archdiocese's compensation fund.

Source: ABC7 Eyewitness News 10.25.17; Church Militant 10.26.17; New York Daily News 10.26.17; Spectrum News NY1 10.26.17

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Timeline and Assignment History


Bentley

Name: Bentley, David G.
Year: 1975
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: 1970s abuse at the Albany Home for Children. Allegations from others. Bentley continued to serve in Africa, OH and NM. Sent to NM to Servants of the Paraclete and allowed to work in Las Cruces diocese. Man claiming Bentley and Fr. Joseph Anderson, OSB of Holy Family in Deming NM sexually abused him when he was an altar boy hundreds of times 1994-2001, beginning when he was age 9.

Source: Albany Times Union 02.14.98 ; Albany Times Union 04.30.02 ; Albany Times Union 06.05.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Albany Times Union 06.27.02 ; Albany Times Union 06.29.02 ; Albany Times Union 08.16.02; Albany Times Union 10.30.02 ; NY Times 01.19.03 ; Albany Times Union 01.20.03 ;Albany Times Union 01.21.03; Albany Times Union 02.02.03 ; Albany Times Union 02.21.03 ; Albany Times Union 02.23.03 ; NY Times 02.23.03; Albany Times Union 03.05.03; bany Times Union 04.29.03 ; Albuquerque Journal 12.25.03; Albany Times Union 05.04.05 ; Boston Globe 05.04.05; Daily Gazette 0 04.06.06; Deming Headlight 07.20.18


Bertolucci

Name: Bertolucci, John Patrick
Year: 1965
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: 2002 suit says Bertolucci abused a man from 1976 to 1979 when plaintiff was 12. Suit filed after Plaintiff said that priest harassed his parents by phone so that they would retract the claims against the priest. Bertolucci admitted sexually abusing teenagers in 1970s but not how many. Active until spring of 2002 and then asked for early retirement. Diocese permanently removed his facilities in 6/02.

Source: Times Union (NY) 06.29.02; Times Union 07.14.02; Times Union 07.21.02; Times Union 10.10.02; Newsday 02.04.03; Times Union 09.24.03; Times Union 10.24.03; Troy Union 07.15.04; Evening Telegram 11.09.04; Times Union 08.16.05; Albany Times Union 03.19.11; Albany Times Union 03.25.11; WNYT 03.26.11; Albany Times Union 08.13.11; WNYT 08.16.11; WNYT 11.22.11; New York Daily News 03.28.16

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Broderick

Name: Broderick, John W.
Year: 1989
Outcome: Acquitted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Arrested 2/08; charged with abuse of 4 children from one family in 2007 in Nicolville (Albany diocese). Assigned to Syracuse diocese. Privileges removed in 2008 by Syracuse for "incidents unrelated to sexual abuse." Staying at Holy Name of Jesus Academy when he was arrested. At least 1 more possible victim.

Source: Advocate 9.5.08; Post Standard 9.4.08; Post-Standard 02.27.08; WSYR 02.27.08; Daily Gazette 02.28.08; Watertown Daily Times 02.28.08; Press and Sun-Bulletin 02.29.08; Press & Sun Bulletin 03.01.08; Watertown Daily Times 03.01.08; Post-Standard 03.05.08; Post-Standard 09.24.08; Daily Gazette 10.09.08; Leader-Herald 10.11.08; Leader-Herald 11.10.08; Schenectady Gazette 11.20.08

Assignments: Leader-Herald 11.30.08 (add'l article); Daily Gazette 1.6.09 (add'l article); Albany Times Union 2.18.09 (add'l article); Schenectady Gazette 2.19.09 (add'l article); 10 News Now 3.28.09 (add'l article); Albany Times Union 4.8.09 (add'l article)


Name: Cawlings, Neil
Year: < 1980
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: English priest working as extern in Albany diocese in 1970s; not so indexed in Directory. Accused in 2003 of 'improper sexual advances' in late 1970s with male teen allegedly supplied by Alan Jupin; Accused Jupin of intimidating complainant and 8/25/03 suit accused diocese of slandering him. DA investigated intimidation charge at bishop’s request. Jupin and other accused priests were reinstated.

Source: Daily Gazette 5.8.03; Times Union 1.6.04; Times Union 3.8.04; Times Union 5.8.03; Times Union 5.9.03; Troy Record 05.10.03; Times Union 05.11.03; Times Union 06.25.03; Times Union 08.26.03; Times Union 11.26.03; Times Union 01.31.04; Evangelist 03.11.04; Albany Record 03.18.04; Times Union 06.15.04; Evangelist 06.17.04


Name: Celeste, Charles R.
Year: 1980
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Man alleged in 2003 that he was sexually abused by Celeste as a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1980s. At the time Celeste was chaplain to the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity where the man was an 18 yr old member. Diocese said complaint involved two consenting adults. Celeste granted a leave of absence 11/03. He admitted that his conduct was inappropriate and wrong but the plaintiff was legally an adult. He also admitted a relationship with another student at the school in 1980s.

Source: Statement by Diocese of Albany 11.13,03; Capital News 9 01.10.03; Albany Times Union 11.11.03; Albany Times Union 11.17.03; Albany Times Union 04.22.04; Albany Times Union 04.26.04


Name: Connolly, John F.
Year: 1964
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Complainants came forward 7/02 & 3/03 to allege abuse as high school students. Connolly had served as chaplain of diocesan cemeteries and on Priests Retirement board. Classmate and friend of Bishop Hubbard and supervisor of at least two other abusers at Cardinal McCloskey High School.

Source: Albany Times Union 9.1.05; Albany Times Union 04.14.03; Albany Times Union 04.16.03; Albany Times Union 04.17.03


Name: Curran, Anthony
Year: 1972
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: In 2004 one man sued Boston and Albany dioceses claiming that he had been abused by several priests over a period of about 50 years. He says that Curran forced him into a homosexual encounter at age 50 in early 1990s and that Curran had a collection of child pornography in his residence at the rectory.

Source: Albany Times Union 07.15.04; Troy Record 07.15.04; Evening Telegram 11.09.04


Name: Di Pasquale, Ralph
Year: 1956
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Francisan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Woman filed civil suit in 2004 which alleged abuse by DePasquale at a Schenectady home for troubled teens between 1979-1982. Suit alleged that Order and diocese knew as early as 1976 that DiPasquale had molested children but still allowed him to work with children. He was working as priest in Florida at the time of his 12/04 death.

Source: Newsletter of the Immaculate Conception 01/05; Times Union 6.3.04


Douglas

Name: Douglas, Louis E.
Year: 1958
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Accused 2003 of improper sexual advances in late 1970s with male teen allegedly supplied by Jupin. Placed on leave. Women alleged Bishop Hubbard said in 1993 that Douglas in 1960s had 2 boys undress and masturbate. Sent to Paracletes, retired and OK'd in 1996 for work in Wilmington diocese. In 2004 Review board found no 'reasonable grounds' for 2003 allegation. Placed on admin leave 3/11. Died 5/11.

Source: Daily Gazette 05.08.03; Times Union 05.08.03; Times Union 05.09.03; Troy Record 05.10.03; Times Union 05.11.03; Times Union 06.25.03; Times Union 08.26.03; Times Union 11.26.03; Times Union 01.06.04; Times Union 01.31.04; Times Union 03.08.04; Evangelist 03.11.04; Albany Record 03.18.04; Times Union 06.15.04; Evangelist 06.17.04; Albany Times Union 03.19.11; Albany Times Union 03.21.11; WTEN 03.21.11; Albany Times Union 03.25.11; Albany Times Union 08.13.11; WNYT 11.22.11; New York Daily News 03.29.16


Ethier

Name: Ethier, Raymond J.
Year: 1985
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Arrested 5/07 under federal charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. His computers were confiscated after they were found to contain the pornography. He admits to sexually-oriented internet chats with others regarding children. Bishop immediately placed him on administrative leave. Pleaded guilty to 1 count 11/07. In 6/08 he was sentenced to 4 yrs prison & 10 yrs parole. Must register as sex offender. Released 1/12. Permanently removed from ministry.

Source: Albany Times Union 6.9.08; Daily Gazette 6.9.08; Daily Star 6.4.07; Mid-Hudson News 6.9.08; Albany Times Union 05.30.07; Fox 23 05.30.07; Saratogian 05.30.07; Albany Times Union 05.31.07; Capital News 9 05.31.07; Albany Times Union 11.16.07; Daily Freeman 11.16.07; Daily Star 11.16.07; Daily Gazette 06.10.08; Daily Star 06.10.08; Albany Times Union 10.03.12


Name: Fitzpatrick, John F.
Year: 1964
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Accused in 1993 in an anonymous letter to Bishop Hubbard of sexually abusing one child. When confronted, admitted to abusing 3 children and was sent to Paracletes for treatment. Then worked in chancery until 1996, when allegations grew to at least 5, and he was asked to resign. Hubbard, Fitzpatrick, and accused Albany priest John Connolly were seminary classmates.

Source: Times Union 07.30.02


Garcia

Name: Garcia, Angel
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Garcia, a deacon, was removed from assignment at Church of the Holy Family in Albany in 8/10. Diocese determined that a single recent allegations that he had abused a minor was credible. Allegation dates back to early 1990s before he trained and was ordained as deacon. Garcia has denied the allegations. Also removed from position as chaplain at the state's Greene Correctional Facility. Defrocked as Deacon in 2010. Convicted 8/14/14 of two counts of sexual abuse of a 6-year-old girl in 2003. Sentenced to 5 yrs in prison 9/17/14 and must register as sex offender, and 10 yrs of post-release supervision.

Source: Albany Times Union 08.29.10; WRGB-CBS 6 08.29.10; The Evangelist 09.02.10; Albany Times Union 08.15.14; Albany Times Union 08.19.14; Albany Times Union 09.17.14; SNAP Statement 09.18.14


Genevive

Name: Genevive, Frank M
Year: 1983
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Franciscan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Removed from active ministry 2002. Suit in 2004 alleged abuse of boy age 13 in 1970s-1980s. Suit against diocese dismissed 6/06. Arraigned in Boston 7/06 on charges of felony child rape of two Albany boys 1978-82. Pleaded guilty 7/08 in Boston. Sentenced to 8-10 years in prison (suspended for 5 years). Both accusers filed suit 4/09. Other accusers are known. Assigned to Albany cathedral. Trained and worked in Boston 1979-80 and 1989-90. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Reportedly died 11/27/14 in Boston.

Source: Newsday (AP) 12.06.04; Boston Herald 12.07.04; Albany Times Union 06.15.06; North Country Gazette 06.19.06; Capital News 9 07.24.06; WNYT 07.24.06; Albany Times Union 07.25.06; Boston Globe 07.25.06; Troy Record 07.25.06; BostonChannel 07.22.08; Daily Gazette 07.22.08; NECN 07.22.08; Albany Times Union 07.23.08; Boston Globe 07.23.08; Boston Globe 07.23.08

Assignments: Troy Record 7.23.08 (add'l article); Boston Herald (AP) 4.21.09 (add'l article); NY Daily News 4.22.09 (add'l article); Boston Globe 11.20.11 (add'l article); Schenectady Gazette 5.25.83


Name: Haight, Mark
Year: 1976
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: 6/02 article says Diocese settled with at least 2 men (in 1989 & 1997) who alleged abuse by Haight years before. After treatment, Haight was assigned as hospital chaplain in 1990; removed in 1996 after hospital learned of history. 1997 settlement was $997,500. Haight abused a youth in Baltimore in mid-1970s while still a seminarian. Civil suit filed in Boston in 10/04 alleging abuse by Haight & 2nd priest at church in Colonie, NY & during trips to Massachusetts. May be at least 6 more victims. Suit filed 1/18 in Vermont by man alleging sexual abuse there as a boy by Haight.

Source: Times Union (NY) 06.05.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; New York Times 06.27.02; Times Union 06.27.02; Times Union 06.28.02; Baltimore Sun 08.21.02; Washington Post 08.22.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; Albany Times Union 05.18.03; Albany Times Union 10.06.04; Bennington Banner 01.19.18


Heim

Name: Heim, William J.
Year: < 1968
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Heim, a former priest working as a school guidance counselor, was arrested 3/02 on recent charges of inappropriately touching (sexual contact) on an 11 year old boy for over a year. His last church assignment was 1972. In 8/02 he was sentenced to two years in state prison. In 5/02 he pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his home computer and received a sentence of 5 years probation (this was in another county). In 5/04 Heim was released on parole from prison.

Source: Albany Times Union 3.6.02; Albany Times Union 3.7.02; Albany Times Union 5.2.02; Associated Press 7.2.02; Albany Times Union 08.20.02


Hubbard

Name: Hubbard (Bp)., Howard J.
Year: 1963
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Accused in 2004 of paying teen for sex twice in 1970s. Bishop denied allegation. He commissioned an investigation to examine this charge, as well as other allegations of sexual misconduct with adult males. The investigation, which did not have access to the complainant, found no credible evidence that Hubbard had violated his vow of celibacy.

Source: Albany Times Union 2.5.04; Albany Times Union 2.8.04; Albany Times Union 8.8.04; White Report 06.24.04; Albany Times Union 06.25.04; BA.org list of U.S. Bishops Accused of Abuse 04.14.08

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Jupin

Name: Jupin, Alan D.
Year: 1962
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Accused 2003 of date-raping 16 yr old boy in mid-1970s & sharing boy with 3 priests (Douglas, Ophals, Cawlings). 5/03 suit accused him of intimidation of accuser. 8/03 suit accused diocese of slandering him. DA investigated intimidation Another man came forward 6/03 alleging abuse in 1970s. Suits were dismissed 1/30/04 without determining validity of charges. Jupin reinstated when review board found no 'reasonable grounds' for believing 2 charges. Another man told diocese in Fall 2010 Jupin sexually abused him, beginning when he was 9 yrs old in the 1980s. He said he was also abused by Revs. Donald Ophals, John Bertolucci, Louis Douglas and Carl Urban. Jupin placed on admin leave 3/11; reinstated 11/11.

Source: Daily Gazette 05.08.03; Times Union 05.08.03; Times Union 05.09.03; Troy Record 05.10.03; Times Union 05.11.03; Union Times 06.25.03; Times Union 08.26.03; Times Union 11.26.03; Times Union 01.06.04; Times Union 01.31.04; Times Union 03.08.04; Evangelist 03.11.04; Albany Record 03.18.04; Albany Times Union 06.15.04; Evangelist 06.17.04; Albany Times Unioin 03.19.11; Albany Times Union 03.21.11; WTEN 03.21.11; Albany Times Union 03.25.11; Albany Times Union 08.13.11; WNYT 11.22.11


Name: Kelly, James E.
Year: 1957
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Named as abuser in 2 separate 2003 suits filed by individuals who were residents of Fr. Flanagan's Boys Home in Omaha Diocese in 1970s. Kelly left Boys' town in 1983. Bishop of Albany diocese placed him on leave 2/03. Also knew of prior allegation in 1983-1984 in Albany. At least 6 other NY victims came forward after new allegation. Was working in Nevada when placed on leave. Suits dismissed 2/06

Source: Associated Press 01.31.03; Omaha World-Herald 02.01.03; Albany Times Union (NY) / AP 02.04.03; Omaha World-Herald 02.04.03; Times Union 02.05.03; Las Vegas Review-Journal 02.08.03; Times Union 02.08.03; Omaha World-Herald 02.23.03; Associated Press 02.25.03; Times Union 03.16.03; Omaha World-Herald 03.25.03; Omaha World-Herald 05.03.03; Times Union 02.28.05; Omaha World-Herald 08.18.05; Omaha World-Herald 03.05.06


Name: Klebie (also Klebauskas) ,John
Year: < 1958
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Removed from ministry in 1970s after a credible allegation that he abused boys and girls beginning between 1958-1970 at Camp Scully, a camp for underprivileged children. 1 claim settled 2/05 and 6 others were under investigation as of 3/05. Died 1981. At some point, he changed last name from Klebauskas.

Source: Albany Times Union 03.04.05


Name: LeFevre, Robert J.
Year: 1966
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: In 12/03 two brothers accused LeFevre of propositioning them for sex in 1969 when they were 15 and 17. They originally complained to Diocese in 1997 and then again in 2002. Diocese immediately announced that it had cleared LeFevre of the accusations andhe would remain in current assignment. Diocese also said it told the two brothers in 1998 or 1999 that he had been cleared of wrongdoing.

Source: Times Union 12.18.03


Leroux

Name: Leroux, Edward N.
Year: 1956
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: One man alleged Leroux had molested 50 times over two year period when he was in early teens. Diocese learned of abuse in 1992 but he was allowed to continue in ministry until he retired in 1996. Bishop Hubbard removed him from remaining active ministry in 6/02. LeRoux died 1/05. At least 2 other victims known. Claims settled with Diocese at mediation in 2/05.

Source: Albany Times Union 06.29.02; Times Union (NY) 07.23.02; Albany Times Union 01.31.05; Albany Times Union 02.28.05; Albany Times Union 10.02.05


Name: Maher,Daniel J.
Year: 1962
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Sued 9/05. Accused of abuse of 1 youth in 1973. Maher denied the allegations. Cleared by diocesan investigation 9/05 and returned to duty. Plaintiff's atty said in 9/05 that a second victim had come forward. Maher still active priest in 2007.

Source: Albany Times Union 9.3.05; Conservative Voice 9.9.05; Empire Journal 9.6.05; Empire Journal 9.9.05; Albany Times Union 05.19.05; Troy Record 05.19.05


Mancuso

Name: Mancuso, Joseph A.
Year: 1970
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Placed on leave 6/02 after recent allegations of past sexual abuse. Woman came forward in early 2002 to say that Mancuso abused her in late 1960s beginning when she was 14. Mancuso admitted to "some misconduct." No criminal prosecution because beyond statute of limitations. Mancuso initially told his parish that he was leaving for short time to undergo surgery but it was announced three weeks later that he had been removed because of the allegation.

Source: Times Union 5.8.08; Albany Times Union 06.29.02; Albany Times Union 06.29.02; Albany Times Union 07.14.02; Albany Times Union 07.28.02


Mataconis

Name: Mataconis,Richard (Philip?)
Year: 1965
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Salesian
City: Albany, NY

Note: Sued in 2002 by two men who accused him of abusing them at a New York junior seminary in the 1970s. Suit dismissed after missed filing deadline. Living in Rome in 2004 and conducting tours of Catacombs of St. Callistus. Has been referred to as Richard Matikonas or Philip Mataconis. Died in Rome 01/21/14.

Source: Times Herald-Record 10.02.02; Dallas Morning News 09.12.04; SNAP Statement 03.11.13; E-Service Newsletter of Salasians of Don Bosco, Province of St Philip the Apostle, 01.23.14; SNAP Statement 01.28.14


McDevitt

Name: McDevitt,James J.
Year: 1997
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Arrested 7/09; charged with molesting 6 boys, aged 11-19, from 2006-2009. Allegedly he had the boys remove their pants and underpants and lie arcoss his lap while he spanked them on their bare bottoms. Assigned to Sacred Heart Church Margaretville, NY at the time. Requested voluntary leave. Had just been arrested 6/09 after an auto accident; charged with DWI. Named by 4 in 4/10 civil suit. Pleaded guilty 5/10 to 2 counts of forcible touching. Diocese said he didn't work for them at the time.

Source: Daily Star 06.12.09; Daily Star 06.18.09; WBNG Channel 12 07.16.09; Daily Star 07.17.09; Gazette 07.18.09; WTEN 07.18.09; Daily Star 04.15.10; Catskill Mountain News 05.12.10; Catskill Mountain News 05.13.10; Albany Times Union 05.19.10; Catskill Mountain News 08.18.10; Albany Times Union 08.19.10


Name: McMahon,Sean
Year: 1962
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: McMahon, a native of Ireland, was ordained there but had been with Albany diocese since 1963. In 2003 allegations made that he molested at least one child in the 1970s and he was removed from ministry. He admitted to the abuse after the victim contacted the diocese. Diocese Review board recommended the removal. Church officials said criminal statute had expired and the allegations would not be referred to prosecutors.

Source: Albany Times Union 04.14.03; Albany Times Union 04.15.03


Name: McNerney, James C.
Year: 1981
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Placed on administrative leave in 2004 after diocesan review board decided that allegations that he sexually abused a minor in 1980s might be true. McNerney denied all allegations. Diocese learned about the accusations in 2003. As of 9/05, McNerney had asked the Vatican for a canonical trial,

Source: Albany Times Union 9.1.05; Albany Times Union 06.14.04; Albany Times Union 06.15.04

Assignments: The Evangelist 6.17.04


Name: Mea, John
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: 2003 civil suit alleged that Mea raped an altar boy in early 1960s. Diocesan Review board reviewed allegations but decision not known. Man was offered a small financial settlement in 2002 which he refused. Diocese said Mea was not assigned to the Church in question at the time of the alleged abuse. In 8/03 judge dismissed the lawsuit as being barred by SOL. Said discrepancy in dates of abuse did not help. Mea died in 1984. This was only known allegation against him.

Source: Albany Times Union 7.9.03; Albany Times Union 8.8.03; The Evangelist 08.14.03


Mercure

Name: Mercure ,Gary J.
Year: 1974
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Removed 2008 w/o privileges after investigation found "reasonable grounds" to believe he abused boy in mid-1980s. In 1/08, 4 men alleged abuse 1978-1991. Suit 5/23/08 alleged abuse of vulnerable adult and that in 1994 diocese knew he had sexual interest in children. Found guilty at trial 2/10/11 of rape of 2 Albany boys in MA in 1980s. Sentenced to 20-25 yrs. Appeal denied 4/13. Bishop wants him laicized. Portions of NY personnel files released 10/13 in VT but NY Fed Appeals Court dismissed NY 2/14.

Source: Albany Times Union 01.16.04; Albany Times Union 02.04.11; Fox 23 02.04.11; Post-Star 02.04.11; Berkshire Eagle 02.05.11; WNYT 02.05.11; Daily Gazette 02.07.11; Fox 23 02.07.11; Albany Times Union 02.08.11; Berkshire Eagle 02.08.11; Albany Times Union 02.09.11; Post-Star 02.09.11; Articles and Other Sources before 02.12.11; Albany Times Union 01.12.12; Albany Times Union 09.08.13; SNAP Statement 09.08.13; Burlington Free Press 09.23.13; Albany Times Union 10.14.13; CBS 6 10.14.13; SNAP Response to Decision by VT Court 10.14.13; Post-Star 10.23.13; Albany Times Union 11.02.13; Albany Times Union 01.17.14; Albany Times Union 02.07.14; SNAP Statement 02.07.14; Westport News 02.07.14; Troy Record 02.08.14; NY Law Journal 02.10.14; New York Daily News 04.27.16; Glens Falls Post-Star 10.23.16

Assignments: Berkshire Eagle 2.11.11 (add'l article); WTEN 2.12.11 (add'l article); Times-Union 2.15.11 (add'l article); Albany Times Union 02.16.11; Fox 23 3.10.11 (add'l article); BA.org Detailed Assignment Record


Name: Miller,Michael J.
Year: 1987
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Miller was working as chaplain at maximum security Great Meadow Correctional Facility at time of his 2001 arrest. Privileges also removed. He was charged with approaching a 14 yr old boy who was riding a bicycle down the street and soliciting sex 8/01.In 12/03 he pleaded guilty and Judge sentenced hm to 5 yrs probation.

Source: Albany Times Union 08.29.01; Albany Times Union 02.27.03; Albany Times Union 12.18.03


Nunan

Name: Nunan, Jeremiah
Year: 1963
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Ordained in Ireland. Accused in 2006 of abuse of boy ages 9-12 in the late 1960s-early 1970s. Suspended. Denied allegation. Accuser said he told diocese in 2004 but nothing done. Diocese cleared Nunan 1/07 and returned him to previous assignment in Cairo NY. Plaintiff died 3/08 but suit continued. New suit 4/12 by 2 brothers re abuse as minors led to 2nd removal without privileges. Nunan was said to have paid one of the men in 2010-2012 to keep quiet. Diocese announced 6/30/18 Nunan permanently barred from ministry due to credible accusation he sexually abused a minor in the early 1990s.

Source: Daily Freeman 03.02.06; Albany Times Union 03.04.06; Daily Freeman 06.10.06; Irish Voice (New York) 06.14.06; Daily Freeman 11.05.06; NY Post (AP) 11.06.06; Daily Freeman 11.26.06; Daily Freeman 01.21.07; Newsday 01.21.07; Albany Times Union 01.22.07; Daily Mail 07.09.08; Daily Freeman 07.13.08; Albany Times Union 04.14.12; Statement by the Diocese of Albany 04.14.12; WRGB 04.14.12; YNN 04.14.12; Albany Times Union 04.24.12; Fox 23 04.24.12; Daily Mail 04.26.12; Watershed Post 04.26.12; Daily Mail 04.28.12; Diocese of Albany 06.30.18


Ophals

Name: Ophals ,Donald J.
Year: 1961
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Accused in 2003 of 'improper sexual advances' in late 1970s with male teen allegedly supplied by Rev. Jupin. Suit 5/7/03 accused Jupin of intimidating complainant and 8/25/03 suit accused diocese of slandering him. DA investigated intimidation at bishop's request. Suits dismissed 1/30/04 without deciding validity of charges. Review board found in 2004 no 'reasonable grounds' for 2003 allegation, without interviewing complainant. Ophals reinstated. Placed on admin leave 3/11. Reinstated 11/11.

Source: Daily Gazette 05.08.03; Times Union 05.08.03; Times Union 05.09.03; Troy Record 05.10.03; Times Union 05.11.03; Times Union 06.25.03; Times Union 08.26.03; Times Union 11.26.03; Times Union 01.06.04; Times Union 01.31.04; Times Union 03.08.04; Evangelist 03.11.04; Albany Record 03.18.04; Times Union 06.15.04; Evangelist 06.17.04; Albany Times Union 03.19.11; Albany Times Union 03.21.11; WTEN 03.21.11; Albany Times Union 03.25.11; Albany Times Union 08.13.11; WNYT 11.22.11; New York Daily News 03.04.16


Name: Pizzutti, Lawrence
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Franciscan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Man come forward 2003 to allege abuse for many years by Pizzutti (who died in 1970s) and a 2nd deceased priest. He notified the Albany diocese in 2001 (approx) and they offered him counseling and $4,000. He refused. Abuse began at age 15. Second man came forward 7/03 to report that he had notified the Diocese in 2002 that Pizzutti had abused him once at age 15. Diocese offered him counseling and in 4/03 they gave him a check for $7,000 to settle his claims without telling him of earlier claim.

Source: Albany Times Union 7.3.03; Albany Times Union 7.4.03; The Record (NY) 7.3.03


Pratt

Name: Pratt, Edward C.
Year: 1972
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Pratt was one of six priests removed from active ministry 6/02 for credible accounts of sexually abusing minors. Accusations made in 2002. From 1979-1990 Pratt served as vice chancellor for Diocese and secretary for Bishop Hubbard. No criminal charges filed because claims were beyond SOL. Referred to as a "former priest" in 6/04 report on investigation of Bishop Hubbard.

Source: Albany Times Union 06.29.02; Report on Bishop Hubbard 04.24.04


Puello

Name: Puello, George
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Salesian
City: Albany, NY

Note: Three men filed suit in 09/02 alleging that they were abused by Puello as students at Salesian Jr. Seminary in Goshen, NY. One man says he told the seminary director (who went on to become Aux. Bishop in Boston) but the only thing the director did was to dismiss the victim, saying he was "not priest material." Suit also says others at Seminary knew what was going on & that there were other abusers at the school. Puello left the Order many yrs ago. Very active in Westchester County, NY theater community, including with youth.

Source: Journal News 10.01.02; Times Herald-Record 10.02.02; Journal News 10.04.02; Boston Globe 11.22.02; Courier Post 12.12.02; Burlington County Times 02.15.08; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.19.08; The Times 02.20.08; Theater Lohudblogs 06.01.11


Purcell

Name: Purcell, Robert H.
Year: 1974
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: In 3/11, Diocese removed Purcell, 76, retired pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Margaretville, Delaware County, after recent abuse claim dating to 1957, 17 years before his ordination. He denied the allegation. DA's office chose not to pursue criminal charges. Diocese later admitted that there were several allegations received in 2010. Died 07/17/14 and received a long obituary praising his priesthood. Diocese later apologized for the obituary, saying it was inappropriate due to his suspended privileges.

Source: Albany Times Union 03.19.11; WTEN 03.19.11; WETM 03.20.11; Post-Star 07.18.14; Letter to Editor from Diocese of Albany 07.24.14; Watershed Post 07.24.14


Rodino

Name: Rodino, Salvatore ("Sam") A.
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Diocese placed him on leave 10/09 after Review Board said there were "reasonable grounds" to believe that he sexually abused a teenager in early 1980s while at Blessed Sacrament in Albany. Rodino denied the allegations. No civil or criminal prosecution because of SOL per authorities. Worked at several schools before and after ordination. Diocese announced 10/28/09 that there was similar allegation in 1990s but not enough evidence to remove then.

Source: The Record 1.9.10; Albany Times Union 10.24.09; FoxNews23.com 10.24.09; Albany Times Union 10.25.09; Albany Times Union 10.25.09; The Record 10.25.09; The Record 10.26.09; WTEN 10.26.09; Albany Times Union 10.28.09; The Record 10.28.09; WRGB 10.28.09; Albany Times Union 10.30.09; The Record 01.10.10


Name: Romano, Joseph R.
Year: 1966
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Accused of abuse in 1998 but authorities found the complaint unfounded. In 2002 and again in 2003 additional complaints were received. Placed on leave 2/03. Civil suit filed 10/05. Requested canonical trial 8/05. He served as a prison chaplain from 1984 to 1999 when he retired and moved to Florida. Romano served as assistant principal at former Cardinal McCloskey High School during mid-1970s and also served as Fire Dept. Chaplain from 1967 to 1984.

Source: Albany Times Union 9.1.05; Albany Times Union 02.10.03; Albany Times Union 02.11.03; Albany Times Union 10.13.05; NY Post 12.12.05


Rosch

Name: Rosch , James J.
Year: 1972
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Rosch was removed in 2002 because of credible allegations that he abused a teenage boy 20 yrs ago. There was a payment by the Diocese. Rosch claimed only reason that he had been removal was that he fondled a 17 yr old girl when he was 23 and had not yet been ordained. Diocese denied--said he would not have been removed for this. May have appealed dismissal to Vatican.

Source: Albany Times Union 06.29.02; Albany Times Union 07.23.02; Albany Times Union 07.28.02; Albany Times Union 03.11.04


Name: Shinos, Robert S.
Year: 1963
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Shinos placed on leave 3/04 over allegations of sexual abuse of a boy in 1960s in Albany. Diocese review board says that the accusations were credible. Original accusation received 1/04. Shinos had been pastor of same church since 1977. Plaintiff filed a civil suit 7/04 against Albany Diocese and Boston Archdiocese saying he had been abused by Shinos and at least two other priests while he was growing up. He also alleged abuse by another priest as an adult.

Source: Albany Times Union 3.8.04; The Evangelist 03.11.04; Observer-Dispatch (NY) 03.15.04


Name: Slavin, William M.
Year: 1934
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Named in 2003 suit. Accused of abuse of 1 teenage boy between 1959 and 1964. Abused the youth in New York and in Massachusetts. Suit was filed in Massachusetts but dismissed by Judge on SOL issues 6/06. Slavin died 1985.

Source: Albany Times Union 7.3.03; North Adams Transcript 12.01.04; Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 09.26.05; Troy Record 06.16.06


Name: Starks, Donald
Year: 1949
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: In Oct. 2004 man filed suit claiming abuse in 1976 in both Albany and Boston. Man said that he was abused beginning at age 14 by Starks and Fr. Mark Haight at St. Francis de Sales Church in Colonie. Says abuse took place in Albany and Boston areas. 2ndsuit filed 3/05 re abuse in same time frame. Starks deceased.

Source: Albany Times Union 10.06.04; Albany Times Union 03.25.05


Stone

Name: Stone, Carl
Year: 1942
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Montfortian
City: Albany, NY

Note: It was announced in 7/08 that Albany had placed Stone on leave in 1981 after he pleaded guilty in County Court to sodomy charges stemming from an indictment that alleged sex with two teenage brothers in Colonie. Allegations also made when he worked for Ogdensburg Diocese. Went on to work in Canada until 1985 when Bishop Larocque terminated him after new allegations. Larocque knew of earlier allegations when he hired Stone. Died 11/06.

Source: Albany Times Union 8.1.08; PressRepublican.com 12.03.06; Cornwall Standard Freeholder 10.03.07; Standard Freeholder 07.22.08; Ottawa Sun 07.30.08


Taylor

Name: Taylor, James (Michael)
Year: 2012
Outcome: Arrested
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Raised Protestant and became Catholic during college. Assigned to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha parish in Niskayuna when he was arrested 4/22/14 and charged with endangering welfare of child for inappropriate physical contact, telephone calls, and text messages and photos with a 15 year old girl between Oct 2013 and April 2014. He met the girl when he served as Deacon and Youth Minister for the Corpus Christi Church in Clifton Park, NY. Her parents contacted police when they learned of his actions . He also serves as U.S. Army captain. He pled guilty 8/13/14 to endangering welfare of a child but is expected to do no jail time. Sentencing set for 10/8/14.

Source: Albany Times Union 04.23.14; Fox 23 04.23.14; Saratogian 04.23.14; SNAP Statement 04.23.14; Troy Record 04.23.14; WGY 04.23.14; WNYT 04.23.14; Fox 23 04.24.14; SNAP Statement 04.24.14; Albany Times Union 05.13.14; CBS 6 Albany 06.11.14; Saratogian 06.11.14; SNAP Statement 07.23.14; WNYT 07.23.14; Albany Times Union 07.24.14; Albany Times Union 08.13.14; CBS 6 08.13.14; Times Warner Cable News 08.13.14; Albany Times Union 08.14.14; Troy Record 08.14.14; Your Niskayuna 08.14.14; Daily Gazette 08.15.14; Bilgrimage 08.17.14


Urban

Name: Urban, Carl A.
Year: 1966
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Plaintiff's attorney accused him in 2004 of sexual incident with a boy in a public restroom in about 1989. Urban denied accusation and complained to state bar association. In 7/11 a man who had previously alleged abuse by 4 other priests about 20 yrs before notified Diocese that he was also abused by Urban during the same time period.He denied allegation. Urban, who retired 1/11 as pastor of St. Adalbert in Schenectady, was placed on administrative leave while Diocese investigated. Reinstated 11/11.

Source: Albany Times Union 08.26.04; Albany Times Union 08.13.11; WRGB 08.13.11; WTEN 08.13.11; Fox 23 08.14.11; WNYT 08.14.11; WNYT 08.16.11; WNYT 11.22.11; New York Daily News 03.29.16


Name: Wilson,Dozia J.
Year: 1972
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Albany, NY

Note: Albany NY officials knew in 1976 of Wilson's alleged sexual abuse of young boys. Police ultimatum forced Diocese to transfer him to Boston after complaints about incident involving Wilson and two young boys at a motel. He was returned to Albany in 1980 after Boston complaints. One suit settled in 2003 for $500K. Another suit filed in 2004. Placed on leave 1990 and "gave up his priesthood in 1993." Worked for ten years after priesthood as a spiritual advisor at a home for troubled youth in Dobbs Ferry. Fired in 2003 after being beaten up by an 18-year-old male he had picked up in Manhattan. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.

Source: Link to Boston Documents regarding Wilson; Troy Record 02.15.03; Excerpt from Brief filed in Ford v Cardinal Law et al 07.21.03; Albany Times Union 01.28.04; Post Star 04.28.04; Albany Times Union 04.29.04; Troy Record 04.29.04; Capital News 9 05.31.04; Troy Record 06.25.04; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08.19.04; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08.19.04; Capital News 9 09.21.04; Albany Times Union 09.24.04; Troy Record 10.05.04; Albany Times Union 11.17.04; Boston Globe 11.20.11

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Diocese of Brooklyn

Name: Abrams, John L.
Year: 1951
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Some time after 2002 several men reported to the diocese that they were sexually abused by Abrams during 1979-1982, when they were boys and he was pastor of Sacred Heart in Queens. No criminal charges filed. Abrams' authority as a priest had been permanently removed. His case was being referred to Vatican. Abrams was 83-yrs-old at the time.

Source: Statement by Diocese of Brooklyn 11.08.07; NY Post 11.14.07; Times Ledger 11.15.07

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Agostino

Name: Agostino, Joseph V.
Year: 1983
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Vincentian
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Man notified Diocese and Order in 2003 that Agostino had abused him. Order investigated and could not find sufficient information to support the allegations. He was not removed from duties but Bishop did meet with the accuser. In 4/09 the same man came forward again, this time with more evidence and proof that he was a minor at the time of the abuse. Diocese told County DA and Order removed Agostino from duty at St. John the Baptist pending further investigation.

Source: Statement from the Congregation of the Mission and the Diocese of Brooklyn 05.15.09; The Tablet 05.16.09

Assignments: Vincentiians Agostino bio; BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Akuzie, Bennet
Outcome: Arrested
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Nigerian priest. Arrested 4/1/96 on charges that he sexually groped a 16-year-old girl, exposed himself to her, and requested sexual acts from her at a motel. 21 yr old woman was also involved. The two women took his car after the event and he reported car stolen. The 16 yr old made the accusation when they were picked up by police. He refused to press charges for theft.

Source: NY Daily News 4.3.96; NY Times 4.4.96


Authenrieth

Name: Authenrieth, William
Year: 1962
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Had relations w/ youth of "about 18" in Diocese of Brooklyn in 1973 before transferring to Orlando after youth threatened to reveal. At least 4 civil suits filed 1985 against Authenrieth and Orlando Diocese re abuse of boys. Authenrieth admitted abuse but was never prosecuted. New suits filed 7/12 & 10/13 in Orlando. Another filed 8/14 re abuse at All Souls parish in Sanford. Removed from ministry 10/85 and was sent to the House of Affirmation in Massachusetts. Was known in 2014 to have been living in a Massachusetts retirement community.

Source: United Press International 11.28.85; Associated Press 11.07.86; St Petersburg Times 03.18.87; St Petersburg Times 05.06.87; San Jose Mercury News 12.31.87; Orlando Sentinel 09.17.95; Ledger 04.08.02; Newsday 10.16.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Newsday 07.12.05; Orlando Sentinel 07.23.12; SNAP Statement 07.23.12; WESH 07.23.12; Orlando Sentinel 10.02.13; NEWS 13 08.13.14; Orlando Sentinel 08.13.14; SNAP Statement 08.13.14; WFTV 08.13.14; SNAP Statement 08.14.14; TheMediaReport 08.19.14

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Bedoya, Hugo
Year: 1956
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Vincentian
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: From Colombia. Not indexed in the U.S. Official Catholic Directory prior to 1973. Worked in Dioceses of Lubbock TX and Brooklyn NY, Judicial Vicar of Marriage Tribunal when named in massive 10/03 civil suit where 27 victims alleged abuse by 24 priests. Per suit, Bedoya abused a child ages of 9-11 at Fourteen Holy Martyrs in Bushwick, in the church, in the rectory, and elsewhere. Suit also says he examined the genitals of his altar boys in a group to make sure they were clean. He denied all the allegations. Another man joined the lawsuit 2/04 alleging abuse by Bedoya during 1970s. Bedoya remained in ministry until at least 2012.

Source: Newsday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03; Queens Chronicle 02.19.04

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Brady

Name: Brady, Thomas F.
Year: 1959
Outcome: Arrested
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Monsignor. Arrested 10/14/11 on recent charges of inappropriately touching a 13-year-old boy. Immediately placed on administrative leave. Another boy made similar allegation. Retired from Good Shepherd Parish in Marine Park in 2009, still lived in the rectory. No indictment 5/12 on criminal charges. Remained on leave while diocese continued investigation. Died 3/25/13.

Source: CBS New York 10.14.11; NBC New York 10.14.11; WABC 10.14.11; NY 1 10.15.11; NY Times 10.15.11; NY Daily News 10.16.11; The Gothamist 10.16.11; Brooklyn Daily 10.17.11; Brooklyn Daily 10.18.11; CBS New York 10.23.11; Brooklyn Daily 10.24.11; NY Daily News 01.03.12; Sheepshead Bites 01.04.12; Brooklyn Daily 05.11.12; SNAP Statement 05.11.12; New York Daily News Obit 03.30.13


Name: Brennan, Edward C.
Year: 1963
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Named in 2002 suit against 12 priests where 1 girl accused him of abuse when she was 11. Also named in massive civil suit filed 10/03 where 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests. In the suit two sisters accused Brennan of sexually abusing them from 1965-1969 and 1967 through 1974. Girls were 9 and 7 when abuse began. Believed to have died in 2000.

Source: USA Today 11.11.02; Newsday 10.02.03


Byrns

Name: Byrns, Joseph P.
Year: 1969
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: One of 12 priests named as abusers in civil suit filed in Brooklyn 10/02. In the suit, two brothers (one of them a priest) accused Byrns of abusing them for years as children in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Charged 8/04 with abuse of 3rd youth beginning in 2000. Pleaded guilty 1/06 and sentenced to 3 yrs probation 3/06. Laicized.

Source: Boston Globe 03.14.02; New York Times 03.15.02; New York Times 10.16.02; Newsday 02.04.04; Boston Globe 07.02.04; New York Post 08.19.04; New York 08.20.04; Queens Chronicle 08.26.04; New York Daily News 01.13.06; New York Post 03.29.06; New York Times 11.09.17; QNS 12.19.17


Cadavid

Name: Cadavid Arroyave, Roberto Antonio
Year: 1988
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: From Colombia, Diocese of Medellin. Arrived in Brooklyn 12/12; worked in Brooklyn and Queens parishes until 6/17, returned to Colombia. Prior to his arrival in Brooklyn, he was accused of molesting at least four boys. Allegations in Colombia began in 2005, when Cadavid was director of a school. He was moved among churches, transferred when new allegations emerged. At least six accusers. Medellin Bishop Tobon gave permission in 11/12 for Cadavid's transfer to Brooklyn.

Source: Gothamis 10.15.18


Capellupo

Name: Capellupo, Frank J.
Year: 1975
Outcome: Arrested
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Often held late-night parties in rectory for teenage boys. Bishop Daily was informed of this fact by at least two priests but did nothing. In 2000 Capellupo was arrested for allegedly sodomizing a 14 yr old boy staying at rectory because of problems at home. Per April, 2002 article, charges were soon dropped and case sealed per spokesman for Brooklyn DA. 2nd man came forward to claim abuse in 1980s. Has been on leave since 2002. Diocese found allegations credible 6/05,

Source: Newsday 2.4.04; Newsday 4.9.02; Daily News 06.14.00; USA Today 11.11.02; Diocese of Brooklyn News Release 06.28.05


Capua

Name: Capua, Nicholas J.
Year: 1956
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Placed on leave without privileges in late May, 2007 after diocese deemed credible allegations that he had abused several minors in mid 1970s. Capua denied the allegations. Matter was to be referred to the Vatican for further review. Reportedly died 8/2/10 at Our Lady of Consolation Rehabilitation Center.

Source: Times Ledger 05.31.07; The Tablet 06.02.07; Queens Courier 06.06.07; Queens Courier 06.14.07; Times Ledger [Queens NY] 08.25.10


Name: Coleman, Christopher Lee
Year: 1994
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Name quietly added among 7 others to diocesan website 11/17 of priests laicized by the Vatican office "authorized to deal with cases involving sexual abuse of minors by a cleric." Ordained 21 May 1994, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn"

Source: New York Times 11.09.17; New York Times 11.10.17


Name: Collins, James P.
Year: 1979
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: One of 12 priests and one brother named in 10/02 lawsuit re sexual abuse. Accused of abuse of 4 boys; he denied charges. Served as chaplain at an all girls school for 17 years (since 1984); placed on leave by the diocese in 2002. Named as abuser of 1 person in suit filed 10/03 by 27 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 24 priests. Another man was to claim abuse but killed himself just before suit filed.

Source: NY Daily News 04.17.02; Newsday 04.18.02; NY Daily News 04.18.02; NY Times 04.18.02; Newsday 10.16.02; NY Times 10.16.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Newsday 09.25.03; Newsday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03; QNS 12.19.17


Cortez

Name: Cortez, Augusto
Year: 2003
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Vincentian Fathers
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Arrested 6/08, charged with touching breast of 12-yr-old girl 5/29/08. Worked with students at St.John the Baptist School in Bushwick. Had been working at Centro de Evangelizacion San Vicente de Paul; was to return to his order 12/31/08, was not to present as priest and was ordered to register as Level 1 sex offender. Also worked at St. Rosalie's in Hampton Bays NY. Sentenced to 6 yrs probation 7/09. Accused 6/14 of sexual abuse of 6-yr-old girl at her family home in Hampton Bays. Girl contracted STD. Cortez questioned by police, but let go. Fled country. Girl's family sued Vincentians and Rockville Centre diocese 11/15. Found by Interpol in Guatemala, extradited to U.S., arrested in NY 4/22/17. Per officials, had fled to South America, lived in several countries. Pled not guilty 4/17.

Source: Empire State News 06.04.08; NY Post 06.05.08; Brooklyn Daily Eagle 06.06.08; Queens Ledger 06.12.08; News12 07.23.09; CBS New York 09.22.14; Newsday 09.23.14; WPIX 09.24.14; 27 East 10.01.14; New York Times 11.16.15; 27East 11.19.15; Newsday 11.19.15; SNAP 11.19.15; 27 East 04.24.17; Newsday 04.24.17; The Patch 04.24.17; Daily Mail 04.25.17; The Patch 04.26.17


Name: Cox, Harold T.
Year: < 1956
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Named in massive civil suit filed 10/03 where 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests. One man alleged that Cox sexually abused him from 1956 until approximately 1958 or 1959, when he was an 11 to 14-yr-old boy. He said the abuse occurred 30 to 50 times.

Source: Newday 10.02.03


Dempsey

Name: Dempsey, Michael J.
Year: 1958
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Dempsey, executive director of pastoral communications at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in Forest Hills, was placed on leave 1/10 pending federal investigation of charges that he violated Internet child pornography laws.

Source: Your NABE 2.4.10; NY 1 01.26.10; Statement by Diocese of Brooklyn 01.26.10; WABC 01.27.10; NY Daily News 01.28.10; NY Post 01.28.10; Your NABE 02.17.11; Your NABE 04.21.11


Name: Diaz Jimenez, Enrique
Year: 1977
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: From Colombia, Arrested 1990. Pled guilty 1991 to abusing 3 boys 1984-1989. Deported to Venezuela in 1991. Returned to Colombia in 1996. Abused 18 in Venezuela and 2 more in Colombia. Sentenced to jail in Colombia.

Source: Newsday 04.25.90; Daily News 03.13.97; NY Times 04.20.02; Boston Globe 04.21.02; Associated Press 04.25.02; US News & World Report 05.03.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Mercury News 04.14.10; QNS 12.19.17


Name: Failla, Anthony J.
Year: 1956
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Accused of abusing a youth in mid-1970s. Boy lived in rectory because his mother had died. Three nuns say they told diocesan officials in 1996. He left the parish in 1997 (citing personal health reasons). Surfaced later in Florida where the Brooklyn Diocese told Palm Beach Bishop of allegations. Subject of lawsuit in 10/03 in large suit re multiple priests. Died 3/31/18.

Source: Daily News 07.01.97; NY Times 03.15.02; Palm Beach Post 03.19.02; Sun-Sentinel 03.22.02; Sun-Sentinel 04.24.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Newsday 10.02.03; Palm Beach Post 02.28.04; Everhere Obituary 03.31.18


Ferraro

Name: Ferraro, Romano J.
Year: 1960
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Arrested 4/1/02; convicted and sentenced 5/20/04 to life in prison for repeatedly raping boy 1973-80 in Billerica, MA starting at age 7. Admitted at trial he was pedophile who abused perhaps dozens of boys. Earliest abuse alleged in civil suits was 1964-68.Then he was in FL as Navy chaplain 1968-71; dishonorably discharged; sued 1/06 for FL abuse. Reassigned, he allegedly abused in Brooklyn, Rockville Centre, St. Louis, and Metuchen dioceses. Suspended 1988. Diocese apparently knew much earlier. Name quietly added among 7 others to diocesan website 11/17 of priests laicized by the Vatican office "authorized to deal with cases involving sexual abuse of minors by a cleric."

Source: Collection of Sources 1981-2006; St Louis Post-Dispatch 05.20.05; Newswork 02.22.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.22.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.22.11; Voice from the Desert 02.22.11; New York Times 11.09.17; New York Times 11.10.17; News 12 Long Island 11.15.17; National Catholic Reporter 11.16.17

Assignments: Detailed BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Ferro, Robert A.
Year: 1973
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: In massive civil suit filed 10/03, 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Ferro. One plaintiff says that Ferro sexually abused him in 1977-1978. Ferro was responsible for the teen center and the altar boys at the boy's church. Suit says Ferro's whereabouts are unknown. 2002 Catholic directory shows him Absent on Leave.

Source: Newday 10.02.03


Name: Finger, William E.
Year: 1962
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Brooklyn priest until 1980. Name quietly added to diocesan website 11/17 as priest of the diocese laicized by the Vatican office "authorized to deal with cases involving sexual abuse of minors by a cleric."

Source: New York Times 11.09.17


Name: Frost, James I. J.
Year: 1976
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: In massive Civil suit filed Oct 1, 2003 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Frost. One man alleges he was abused by Frost from 1977-1984. Boy was 10 when abuse began. Abuse continued even after Frost was assigned to two more parishes. Oct.2, 2003 article says Frost is no longer working in the Diocese but he had a parish assignment per the 2002 Catholic Directory.

Source: Newsday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03


Name: Gallo, Vincent
Year: 1960
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: In civil suit filed 10/03, 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Gallo. One plaintiff says he was sexually abused by Gallo around 1966. Gallo denied. Gallo was only priest of 24 who had an active parish assignment; he was allowed to continue in ministry.

Source: Newsday 10.02.03; Newsday 10.03.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03; Newsday 03.18.04


Name: Huckemeyer, Edward
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Huckemeyer, a former deacon at Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church in Long Island City, and principal at a public school, admitted in 1994 that he had sexually abused a male student in 1981. No criminal charges were filed because of statute of limitations.

Source: Newsday 03.12.94


Name: Keller, Brian
Year: 1973
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Placed on leave in 2002 after allegations arose that he had molested several teens, both male and female, in 1980s. Several of the teens said that they gave depositions to the Diocese in late 1980s. No information found as to what Diocese did to him at the time. In Oct. 2003 Keller's supervising priest, Vincent Gallo, was named as abuser in massive civil suit naming 24 priests as abusers. Keller has not been named in any known civil suit.

Source: Newsday 04.18.02; Newsday 10.03.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03


Lara

Name: Lara, James/Jaime
Year: 1973
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Removed from ministry in 1992 for child sex abuse. Laicized. Said to have "favor[ed] Hispanic boys." Changed name to Jaime, built career as academic; Yale professor, then Arizona State from 2013 to forced resignation 11/17, after revelations re history of abusing children. Name quietly posted to diocesan website 11/17 re abuse and laicization. At least 5 alleged Lara victims applied to diocese's 2017 Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program. Accusations include abuse of 3 children, ages 9-11, at St. Francis Xavier parish in Brooklyn.

Source: New York Times 11.09.17; Arizona Republic 11.10.17; New York Times 11.10.17; State Press 11.10.17; AP via KVOA-TV 11.11.17; Daily Mail 11.13.17; Yale Daily News 11.21.17; East Valley Tribune 11.22.17


Name: Lewkiewicz, Richard
Year: 1968
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: In a massive civil suit filed 10/03, 27 plaintiffs alleged abuse by 24 priests, including Lewkiewicz. Bishop DiMarzio announced in 11/04 that the Diocesan Review Board found that the allegation "had no merit." Lewkiewicz retired in 9/17.

Source: Newsday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03; Diocese of Brooklyn Press Release 10.31.04; Newsday 11.05.04; Brooklyn Daily Eagle 12.15.17


Name: Mangini, Charles M.
Year: 1968
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Removed 1993. Name quietly added among 7 others to diocesan website 11/17 of priests laicized by the Vatican office "authorized to deal with cases involving sexual abuse of minors by a cleric."

Source: New York Times 11.09.17; New York Times 11.10.17


Manzo

Name: Manzo, Francis J.
Year: 1962
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Manzo is one of 12 priests and a religious brother named in a 10/02 lawsuit against the Diocese of Brooklyn, filed by 43 plaintiffs. One man claimed Manzo violently abused him when he was an altar boy during the early 1990s. Manzo was officially on leave from the diocese beginning in 1995. He is not indexed in the Catholic Directory after 2002. A church bulletin in 9/16 indicates that Marzo was still a priest of the diocese.

Source: Newsday 10.16.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Resurrection Roman Catholic Church 09.11.16

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Maurer, Edward L.
Year: 1969
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Maurer was one of several priests removed from duties in June, 2002. His name forwarded to local police for investigation. In October, 2002 Maurer and 11 other priests and 1 brother were named as abusers in civil suit filed by 43 men and women. Suit says that Maurer abused one boy who was allegedly also victim of James Collins. Also named as abuser of 2 boys in massive 10/03 lawsuit involving 24 priests.

Source: Newsday 10.16.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Newsday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03


Name: McCloud, Henry J.
Year: < 1964
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: In massive Civil suit filed Oct 1, 2003 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including McCloud. One man says he was abused by McCloud in 1964 and by Fr. Vincent Gallo in 1966. McCloud's whereabouts are unknown. Not in 1989, 1993 or 2002 Catholic Directory.

Source: Newday 10.02.03


McConnin

Name: McConnin, Robert J.
Year: 1973
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Placed on leave without privileges in Feb. 2007 after recent allegations that he molested a boy more than 20 years previously. Criminal charges unlikely due to statute of limitations. Review board investigated and found allegations to be credible.

Source: Diocese of Brooklyn News Release 02.12.07; NY Post 02.12.07; Queens Chronicle 02.15.07; The Tablet 02.16.07


McElroy

Name: McElroy, Herbert J.
Year: 1934
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: In massive civil suit filed 10/01/03, 27 victims alleged abuse by 24 priests, including McElroy. One man claimed abused by McElroy 1954-1955. McElroy was basketball coach; some abuse said to have occurred on sports trips. Per 10/03 article, whereabouts unknown. The 1993 and 2002 Catholic Directories show him as "Retired." Settlement 10/17 as part of the diocese's compensation fund.

Source: Newday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03; ABC7 Eyewitness News 10.25.17

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Timeline


Name: McLoughlin, John G.
Year: 1963
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Massive civil suit filed by 27 plaintiffs against 24 priests in 10/03 alleging abuse within Brooklyn Diocese. In this suit, 2 brothers allege they were abused by McLoughlin at St. Mary's Nativity parish during late 1960s. Suit alleges abuse occurred at the rectory and at a home in Rocky Point. Petition says that McLoughlin is believed to have died in 8/94.

Source: Newsday 10.02.03


Name: McLoughlin (Brother), John
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Unknown
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: McLoughlin was named as abuser in suit filed in 10/02 by 26 people claiming they were abused by twelve priests and one brother (McLoughlin). The suit alleged that McLoughlin abused one boy he took to his summer home in Rocky Point some time between1973 and 1975. McLoughlin was assigned to Cathedral Prep High School 1973-1975.

Source: Newsday 10.16.02; USA Today 11.11.02


Name: McNicholas, Edward J.
Year: 1954
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Served as Air Force chaplain. Named in Military Privilege Log produced in Peebles Case in Dallas which references 1994 investigation. 1989 Catholic Directory refers to him as "released from Diocesan assignment."

Source: Military Vicariate Privilege Log


Morrow

Name: Morrow, Thomas O.
Year: 1971
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: In 8/96, Morrow, a psychologist, was indicted on charges he raped a 15-yr-old boy he had been hired to counsel. Also accused of taking pictures of the nude boy. Convicted 12/17/96. Sentence unknown. Still on Sex offender registry 11/13. In 07/96 Morrow had been released on bail after jailed for stabbing a potential sex partner. Later seen chasing another screaming, bloodied young man. Morrow was known to pick up male prostitutes and trade drugs and cash for sex. On leave from diocese after 1987. Name quietly added among 7 others to diocesan website 11/17 of priests laicized by the Vatican office "authorized to deal with cases involving sexual abuse of minors by a cleric."

Source: Daily News 06.13.96; Newsday 06.13.96; Newsday 06.14.96; Newsday 06.30.96; Daily News 07.03.96; Newsday 07.03.96; Newsday 07.10.96; Daily News 08.16.96; New York Times 11.09.17; New York Times 11.10.17


Name: Mulhall, Francis X.
Year: 1947
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: In massive civil suit filed 10/03, 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Mulhall. One woman has alleged that Mulhall sexually abused her in 1984. She says she was 7 or 8 and he fondled her in rectory and in confessional. Mulhall has been working as archivist on the diocesan marriage tribunal and is one of only 3 out of 24 priests who was active when the suit was filed.

Source: Newsday 10.02.03; Newsday 10.03.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03


Name: Nelson, Francis X.
Year: 1989
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Charged in 2002 after DA obtained Brooklyn church files. Nelson pled not guilty. He was accused of visiting a 12-year-old girl in 1999, taking her on his lap, touching her breasts under her bra, and pushing his penis into her buttocks through her clothing, while her terminally ill grandmother sat nearby. Parents reported the abuse, Nelson was removed, then accepted in the NY archdiocese after Bishop Tharmaraj of Kottar, India, wrote ltr of recommendation. Convicted and sentenced 2003 to 4 months jail.

Source: Daily News 2.4.03; Daily News 2.6.03; NY Times 2.6.03; Newsday 05.24.02; NY Times 05.24.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Daily News 01.24.03; Daily News 01.29.03; AP 03.25.03; NY Times 03.26.03; Mercury News 04.14.10; SNAP Statement 09.16.10


O'Reilly

Name: O'Reilly, Ben
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: OSF Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: In civil suit filed 6/13, a woman who graduated in 2009 alleged she was sexually harassed by O'Reilly, a Spanish teacher at St. Francis Prep in Queens. She complained to school and Principal admitted that he had a history of harassing girls. School had O'Reilly evaluated by psychologist who deemed him unfit to work with children. He was removed from classroom but allowed to continue living on campus.

Source: New York Daily News 06.13.13; New York Daily News 08.07.13; SNAP Statement 08.08.13; NY Post 09.23.13; SNAP Statement 09.23.13; PIX 11 09.25.13; Times Ledger 09.26.13


Name: O'Rourke, Thomas J.
Year: 1963
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Named in 10/02 lawsuit with 11 other priests and a religious brother where 43 men and women say they were abused. Suit says he repeatedly sexually abused an altar boy at Corpus Christi Church in Woodside, NY where he was assigned in 1960s. Also named in 10/03 suit where 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests. 1 said he was sexually abused in 1974 on a trip to the Naval Academy. Later another claimed abuse in 1960s. O'Rourke died 1998.

Source: Catholic Standard 5 30 02; NY Times 06.16.98; Newsday 10.16.02; Newsday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03


Name: Ocloo, Anthony
Outcome: Arrested
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Ocloo, a visitng priest from Ghana, was arrested and charged 10/05 after allegation that he molested a 16 yr old girl in the rectory of St. Ephrem's in Dyker Heights. Ocloo was living and working at the church while working on an MBA. He was immediately placed on leave by the Diocese and removed from rectory. No further info found.

Source: NY Daily News 10.19.05; NY Post 10.19.05; NY1.com 10.22.05; Diocese of Brooklyn Press Release 10.25.05


Otero

Name: Otero, Cornelius T. (Neil)
Year: 1949
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Accused publicly in 8/18 of the sexual abuse of a 10 or 11-year-old boy in the summer of 1977 or '78 when the boy attended St. Joan of Arc summer camp in Jackson Heights. The abuse reportedly included ordering the boy to strip and photographing him naked, and forced oral copulation. Transferred to Hartford CT 1988 where he worked at St. Francis Hospital until 1995. Died 1998. Otero's accuser refused $200k the diocese offered in 6/18 via its compensation program for victims of clergy sex abuse. Lawsuit filed 10/18 on behalf of accuser against the 8 NY dioceses.

Source: New York Post 08.25.18 The Tablet 10.31.18


Name: Petroski, Ronald P.
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Petroski is one of 12 priests and a religious brother named in suit filed by 43 plaintiffs against the Diocese of Brooklyn in Oct. 2002. Petroski is said to have abused a male student in late 1970s. Petroski was placed on leave in 1980 and removed from ministry in 1984 after lawsuit alleged he abused a boy in 1975. Diocese says he is dead.

Source: Newsday 10.16.02 USA Today 11.11.02


Name: Placa, Stephen
Year: 1995
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Brooklyn priest until 2002. Became pilot, founded flight school on Long Island. Convicted 2009 of sexual abuse of 2 boys, ages 8 and 10. Name quietly added to diocesan website 11/17 as priest of the diocese laicized by the Vatican office "authorized to deal with cases involving sexual abuse of minors by a cleric." Claims against Placa included in diocese's 2017 Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program.

Source: New York Times 11.09.17 New York Times 11.10.17


Plock

Name: Plock, Charles
Year: 1973
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Vincentians
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Plock, a chaplain and youth minister at St. John's University in Queens, was arrested 10/08 after emailing a homemade video of himself masturbating to someone he thought was a 13 yr old boy in Colorado. Instead, it was a police officer.

Source: Fox News 10.11.08 Newsday 10.11.08 NY Daily News 10.11.08 AHN 10.12.08 Ny Daily News 10.12.08 Philadelphia Inquirer 10.21.08 YourNabe.com 12.17.09 EDGE Boston 12.21.09


Prochaski

Name: Prochaski, Adam
Year: 1968
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Assigned 1969-1994 to Holy Cross parish and school in Maspeth, Queens. In 9/17 former Holy Cross teacher stated publicly she reported to the school's principal in 1990 that Prochaski was abusing girls who were her students and that the principal laughed at her in response. She said she later told new principal, and the diocese was informed, but not much done. By 11/20/17 34 former students had come forward, one a male. Abuse allegedly 1972-1994, of children ages 5-16. Many were polish immigrants, brought to the U.S. with Prochaski's help. The former teacher said she'd heard from hundreds of former students that Prochaski abused them. Unable to be prosecuted due to NY SOL Settlement 10/17 as part of the diocese's compensation fund.

Source: CBS New York 09.26.17 New York Daily News 09.26.17 The Gothamist 09.26.17 New York Daily News 09.27.17 Queens Courier 09.27.17 Spectrum News NY1 09.27.17 New York Daily News 09.28.17 Queens Chronicle 10.05.17 Queens Times Ledger 10.06.17 New York Daily News 10.09.17 WCBS-880 (CBS Radio) 10.10.17 New York Times 10.11.17 ABC7 Eyewitness News 10.25.17 New York Daily News 11.20.17 New York Daily News 11.21.17 QNS 12.19.17 New York Daily News 09.26.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Richmond, Howard J./H. Joseph
Year: 1943 or 44
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Originally priest of Charleston SC diocese; transferred early 1950s to Brooklyn. Went by "H. Joseph" in SC, "Joseph H." in NY. Retired 1977, moved to San Diego CA. Died 1/28/86. Named in massive civil suit filed 10/01/03, 27 plaintiffs alleged abuse by 24 priests, including Richmond. One man said he was abused by Richmond and Fr. Richard Lewkiewicz. Richmond reportedly watched as the alleged rape by Lewkiewicz occurred.

Source: Newsday 10.02.03


Name: Romanus/Brocato, Brother/Salvador J.
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Xaverian Brothers
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Native of Italy. Taught in KY, MA, MD, VA and Brooklyn NY. Given name was Salvador J. Brocato. Xaverians settled for 75k in early 2000s with a man alleging sexual abuse by Bro. Romanus over a 4-yr period in the 1960s, when the man was a 10 to 13 year-old boy. Abuse reportedly occurred at in a classroom closet at Holy Name of Jesus Elementary School where Romanus worked, in bathhouse locker rooms and swimming pool changing rooms, and under the Coney Island boardwalk. Romanus died 6/30/92.

Source: Courier Journal 07.02.92 New York Daily News 05.17.16


Name: Russo, James E.
Year: 1970
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Russo was sued in Brooklyn in 2003 by one man alleging abuse there in 1973. Russo resigned as pastor of his parish in St Petersburg, FL diocese in January, 1997 because of "emotional items." Within week Bishop Lynch told the parish that "an episode of misconduct occurred many years ago" between Russo and an unidentified minor. Other victims came forward. He left ministry.

Source: Letter by Bishop Lynch, n.d. St. Petersburg Times 01.30.97 Tampa Tribune 04.22.02 Tampa Tribune 05.24.02 Newsday 10.02.03 Queens Chronicle 10.09.03


Ryan

Name: Ryan, Barry E.
Year: 1976
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Air Force Chaplain for many years. Left military in 1995 after investigation in 1994 for sexual misconduct with minor in Mobile, AL. Also left active priesthood. Publicly named as accused in 2003. Pled guilty in late 2004 to abuse of a 6- year-old boy in fall of 2003 in NY. Resided at St. Luke's, rather than jail, because of "Health." Attempted suicide 8/07. Remanded to prison 10/29/07. Living at St. John Vianney Renewal Center as of 6/09.

Source: Mobile Register 04.25.03 Associated Press 10.08.03 Mobile Register 02.17.04 New York Post 03.06.04 Port St Lucie News 03.06.04 Palm Beach Post 03.09.04 Associated Press 03.12.04 Newsday 03.18.04 Palm Beach Post 10.06.04 Newsday 12.16.04 Newsday 12.24.04 Tallahassee Democrat 12.24.04 Mobile Register 06.25.05 Newsday 02.17.07 NY Post 08.02.07 Newsday 08.03.07 TCPalm 08.03.07 Newsday 10.25.07 Newsday 10.27.07 Newsday 10.29.07 KSDK 05.06.10 Lagniappe Mobile 09.12.18


Name: Salamone, Michael J.
Year: 1975
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Salamone was the subject in 11/17 of a settlement offer from the diocese's Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program, to a man who had contacted the diocese in 1994 alleging sexual abuse by Salamone when the man was ages 14 and 15 in the early 1980s.

Source: Bishop Daily letter to Victim's Parents 11.23.94 Bishop Daily Letter to Victim 01.19.95 Brooklyn Chancellor Letter to Victim 01.19.95Diocese of Brooklyn IRCP 11.27.17


Salerno

Name: Salerno, Michael
Year: 1993
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Pallotine
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Placed on leave 11/07 by Baltimore archdiocese after accusation surfaced that he had abused a teenage boy in Brooklyn in 1970s. At the time of the alleged abuse, Salerno was a lay member (brother) of the Pallotine order. Salerno neither admitted or denied the accusation at the time. Order announced 12/08 that Salerno has since admitted that he molested a 13-year-old boy in the late 1970s. Privileges have been permanently removed.

Source: Baltimore Sun 11.19.07 WJZ 11.19.07 Baltimore Sun 11.20.07 The Examiner 11.20.07 WJZ 11.25.07 ABC 2 11.27.07 Baltimore Sun 12.03.07 WJZ 02.26.08 Baltimore Sun 02.27.08 Letter from Pallotine Order to Parish 12.28.08 ABC 2 12.30.08 Baltimore Sun 12.30.08 Catholic Review 12.30.08 WBAL 12.30.08 Examiner 12.31.08


Name: Schuck, Joseph
Year: 1953
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Placed on leave in 2003 from part-time duties in Albany Diocese after Brooklyn Diocese said he may have abused an individual more than 50 yrs previously. He had been working in the Albany Diocese for the past 25 years after moving to Albany to care for his aging parents. No accusations against him there. The victim contacted the Brooklyn Diocese in 2002 and a preliminary investigation found allegation to be "credible." Schuck, who is in 70s, retired in approx. 2000

Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin 01.14.03 Times Union 01.14.03


Name: Sexton, Patrick
Year: 1977
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Complaint made 1983 and he underwent counseling. 1 man filed civil suit 2001 alleging abuse 22 yrs previously. Total of 3 victims known by June, 2002. Male plaintiff alleged abuse by Sexton from approx. 1982-1985 in massive suit filed Oct 1, 2003 where 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests. Placed on leave 1990 but worked as part-time parochial school teacher until 2000.

Source: NY Post 03.06.00 Journal News 03.11.00 NY Daily News 07.17.01 NY Post 07.17.01 NY Post 05.18.02 USA Today 11.11.02 Newsday 10.02.03 Queens Chronicle 10.09.03


Name: Sforza, Vincent
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: In massive civil suit filed Oct 1, 2003, 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Sforza. One plaintiff says that he was sexually abused by Sforza from 1967 to 1968. Oct. 2003 article says Sforza could not be located. He is not in 1993 or 2002 Catholic Directory.

Source: Newsday 10.02.03


Name: Sickler, James G.
Year: 1952
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: In massive civil suit filed Oct 1, 2003, 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Sickler. One man says he was sexually abused by Sickler from 1959 to 1961. Plaintiff was 14. Sickler asked the youth to join a "secret club" in the restroom of the parish elementary school. Handshake for the "secret club" involved manipulating each other's genitals. Sickler died in October, 1996.

Source: Newsday 10.02.03


Name: Smith, James T.
Year: 1956
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Prior to 2002, worked part time as counselor for Queens' D.A.'s office. Placed on leave from parish 4/02 because of allegations of "inappropriate sexual contact" with at least 26 boys & girls more than 20 years previously. Sued in 10/02 suit involving 12 priests and a brother and also in 10/03 in suit involving 24 priests. Sued 11/03 by 1 woman alleging he abused her daughter.

Source: NY Times 04.10.02 Daily News 04.11.02 Newsday 04.12.02 Newsday 04.17.02 NY Times 04.18.02 New York Post 04.22.02 Newsday 04.22.02 Newsday 10.16.02 NY Daily News 10.16.02 Newsday 10.02.03 Queens Chronicle 10.09.03 Associated Press 11.07.03 Daily News 11.07.03 Bayside Times (NY) 11.13.03 NY Post 01.28.09 Courthouse News Service 05.14.13


Name: Soares, Protasio
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Woman wrote letter to NY Times in Dec. 1997 claiming abuse by Soares, a priest from Goa, India in late 1950s. He is now retired and living in Mysore, India. Named as one of 24 abusive priests in civil suit filed 10/1/03 in Brooklyn. Suit alleges he abused female plaintiff from 1954 to 1955 when she was 9. He was assigned to St. Bartholomew Parish in Elmhurst.

Source: Newsday 10.02.03 Queens (NY) Chronicle 10.09.03


Name: Stack, George J.
Year: 1961
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: One of 12 priests and a religious brother named as perpetrators in lawsuit filed against Brooklyn Diocese in Oct. 2002 by 43 plaintiffs. One man says he was abused at Cathedral Prep School. In massive civil suit filed 10/1/03, 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Stack. One man and the estate of another allege that the two were abused by Stack in 1960s at Our Lady of Snow parish and school.

Source: Newsday 10.16.02 USA Today 11.11.02 Newsday 10.02.03


Name: Thompson, John
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Sued 2003. Accused of sexually harassing a female principal of school. Also accused of having his male lover (young) live with him and of stealing over $100,000 from Diocese.

Source: Complaint in Cause No. 16447-02 Newsday 05.08.03 Queens Chronicle 05.16.03 Newsday 07.16.03 Newsday 12.07.05 Renew America 09.19.06


Zatarga

Name: Zatarga, George F.
Year: 1968
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Zatarga was placed on leave by Diocese 12/07 after admitting to "inappropriate behavior" with as many as 5 youths in 1970s. Victims included 3 brothers. Latest allegations involve an 18 yr old youth and events in 2007. Zatarga has been sent for counseling. Police are asking other victims to come forward. Zatarga kept a "travel log" of his 1976 trips with teenage boys and often mentioned the "unique physiques" of the different boys.

Source: New York Daily News 12.04.07 Daily News 01.06.08 Brooklyn Daily Eagle 01.07.08 Times Union 01.08.08 Post-Star 01.09.08 Daily News 01.11.08 Post-Star 02.14.08 Albany Times Union 02.15.08 NY Daily News 04.06.08 QNS 12.19.17


Name: Zollo, Vincent A.
Year: 1980
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Brooklyn, NY

Note: Named as defendant in lawsuit filed in Brooklyn where 26 people allege abuse by twelve priests and one religious brother. Lawsuit says Zollo abused a male parishioner at Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach where he was assigned from 1981 to 1983.

Source: Newsday 10.16.02 USA Today 11.11.02


Diocese of Buffalo

Aurelio

Name: Aurelio, John R
Year: 1966
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: In 1993 Aurelio admitted to sodomizing 3 boys, ages 12-14, 15-20 yrs previously. Acted with another priest, Fr Bernard M Mach. Both suspended. Claimed boys seduced him. Admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking pot with young boys. Also accused of abuse of another youth. As of 2002, Aurelio was living in Florida and no longer functioned as a priest. Died 8/26/09. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed as having died in 2009; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation.

Source: Buffalo News 12.21.93 Buffalo News 12.22.93 Buffalo News 12.22.93 Statement by Bishop Head in Buffalo News 12.22.93 Buffalo News 12.23.93 Buffalo News 12.27.93 Buffalo News 12.29.93 Buffalo News 12.30.93 Buffalo News 04.02.02 Buffalo News 02.28.18 WIVB 03.13.18 Buffalo News 03.20.18Buffalo News 03.20.18; Buffalo Stories 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18 Olean Times Herald 03.21.18

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Name: Barszcz, Benedict P
Year: 1990
Outcome: Charged
Hierarchy: Pallottines
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: From Poland. Arrested in July 1999 and charged with public lewdness after he was accused of exposing himself to two girls, ages 14 and 15. Barszcz reportedly masturbated in front of the girls while sitting in a car. He was removed from public ministry. Barszcz was had been assistant pastor of St. Peter's in Lewiston since October 1998. Prior to that he assisted in two Brooklyn parishes. Last known to have been port chaplain in 2001 in Szczecin, Poland. Not included on diocese's 3/20/18 list, which does not list religious order priests accused of abusing in the Buffalo diocese.

Source: Apostolatus Maris, No 74, 2001/III p 13 Buffalo News 07.22.99 Buffalo News 07.23.99 Buffalo News 02.28.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Buffalo News 06.20.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Becker

Name: Becker, Donald W
Year: 1968
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Accused of sexually abusing 2 teenage boys and a boy age 10-11. Diocese confirms Becker was removed for allegations. Becker denied them. After those allegations were made public in 3/18 a news outlet reported hearing from "several more" accusers. One said Becker molested him twice in a North Java cabin in 1975. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. A third man, age 43, stated publicly 6/1/18 that he was sexually abused at age 13 by Becker when the priest was pastor of SS Peter and Paul in Hamburg.

Source: Buffalo News 03.16.18 WKBW ABC 7 03.16.18 Buffalo News 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.20.18 Daily News 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Buffalo news 03.21.18 Daily News 03.24.18 WIVB 06.01.18

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Bialkowski

Name: Bialkowski, David W
Year: 1988
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Removed from assignment at St John Gualbert parish in Cheektowaga 2/11 after man came forward to allege that Bialkowski had touched his upper thigh and made suggestive statements to him 10 years previously when the accuser was a teenager. Diocese first said Bialkowski was on medical leave and then admitted that it was administrative leave 3/11. Two additional accusers had come forward as of 3/8/11. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. In 3/18 found working as organist for a Lutheran church in Tonawanda.

Source: Buffalo News 03.03.11 WGRC 03.03.11 WIVB 03.03.11 WKBW 03.03.11 WKBW 03.08.11 Buffalo News 03.10.11 Buffalo News 03.04.18 WIVB 03.13.18 Buffalo News 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18 WGRZ 03.22.18

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Biesinger

Name: Biesinger, Robert J
Year: 1956
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Lawsuit filed in Chicago in 1995 alleged Biesinger sexually assaulted and abused a 15 year-old girl on trip to Chicago for drill team competition as well as at other times. Biesinger was allowed to resign as pastor and later resigned. Diocese settled suit in 1996 for $125K. A second woman came forward to allege that he had abused her in 1965 when she sought counseling as a 'young adult.' Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

Source: Buffalo News 03.04.95 Buffalo News 03.12.95 Buffalo News 07.06.95 Buffalo News 11.17.95 Buffalo News 08.13.96 The Record 08.14.96 Buffalo News 05.10.02 Buffalo News 02.28.18 NIagara Gazette 03.13.18 WIVB 03.13.18 Buffalo News 03.20.18 Buffalo Stories 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18

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Conlin

Name: Conlin, Robert P.
Year: 1956
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Accused on 3/23/18 of sexually abusing a boy age 15 in 1980 at St Mary's rectory in the small farming community of Pavilion NY. Conlin was pastor and sole priest at St Mary's from 1977 until his death on 12/9/97. The boy reportedly told his mother that evening: 'Mom, he was touching me everywhere, and he wouldn't stop.' The mother is said to have reported the abuse to the diocese. Conlin was not included on the list released by the Buffalo diocese on 3/20/18.

Source: Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 WBEN 03.23.18 WBFO (NPR) 03.23.18 Buffalo News 03.27.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Cotter

Name: Cotter, James H
Year: 1950
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Cotter worked for Buffalo diocese until he retired in 1978 and moved to San Diego. Allegations of abuse in Buffalo did not surface until mid-1990s. His name was on list of priests with credible allegations in San Diego diocese 3/30/07. Civil suit filed 2003 in CA named San Diego & Buffalo dioceses; alleged abuse for 4 years prior to 1991 death. Buffalo did not participate in payment of settlement with San Diego (but was released from suit). At least 2 other victims in CA. Personnel file released 10/25/10. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed as having died in 1991; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation.

Source: Diocese of San Diego List 03.30.07 Lompoc Record 03.30.07 San Diego Union Tribune 03.31.07 Buffalo News 08.03.07 UPI 08.03.07 Buffalo News 01.27.08 Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10 Buffalo News 02.28.18 WIVB 03.13.18 Buffalo News 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Post-Journal 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18 Olean Times Herald 03.21.18 Buffalo News 04.29.18

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Name: Dewey, Denman
Year: 1956
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Ordained for the Oblates of Mary (O.M.I.). Became a diocesan priest in 1963. Assigned to Buffalo, Aurora, Jamestown and Batavia parishes. In 2018 it was reported publicly that Dewey was accused of having sexually abused 12-year-old a boy in Batavia, where the priest worked 1964-65. After the parents of another child alleged abuse by Dewey, he was moved to an Aurora parish. He is deceased.

Source: WKBW 04.27.18 WKBW 07.31.18


Fafinski

Name: Fafinski, Donald S
Year: 1966
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Working at St John Vianney in Orchard Park NY in 1988.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Post-Journal 03.20.18 Buffalo Nwes 03.21.18 Olean Times Herald 03.21.18 Post-Journal 03.25.18

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Faraci

Name: Faraci, Douglas F
Year: 1969
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Working at NY General Hospital in Buffalo in 1987-1988.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18 Buffalo Stories 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18

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Fingerle

Name: Fingerle, Fred G
Year: 1963
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Died 1/25/02; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Sole priest at both St. John's in Whitesville and Blessed Sacrament in Andover 1983-2002.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18 Buffalo Stories 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18 Buffalo News 04.29.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Freeman

Name: Freeman, Michael R
Year: 1972
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Buffalo priest. First named publicly as accused in 3/20/18 diocesan list. Worked in Erie diocese in 1980s, in both NY and PA. Admitted to "violating children" in five of his six assignments. Treated twice at Southdown in Canada. Died 2010; list included deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Working at St Mary of the Assumption church in Lancaster NY in 1987-1988. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Faculties revoked 3/89.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18 Buffalo Stories 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18 Niagara Gazette 03.27.18 Union-Sun and Journal 04.08.18 Buffalo News 05.27.18 PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

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Friel

Name: Friel, Joseph P
Year: 1957
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Accused in 1970 of repeatedly molesting a teen boy at a West Seneca church. When the boy and his parents reported abuse to their pastor, he accused them of lying and threatened to excommunicate them. Civil suit filed 1994; dropped due to SOL. Friel died in 1995. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list. Died in 1995. Diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation against them.

Source: Buffalo News 07.27.94 Buffalo News 04.02.02 Buffalo News 02.28.18 Niagara Gazette 03.13.18 WIVB 03.13.18 Buffalo News 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Post-Journal 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18 Olean Times Herald 03.21.18 Post-Journal 03.25.18 Buffalo News 09.04.18 Findagrave accessed 10.31.18

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Friel

Name: Friel, Mark M
Year: 1963
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as in residence at St Mary of the Cataract in Niagara Falls NY; the 1988 Directory index does not provide his year of ordination, although the ordination year was routinely provided in the Directory beginning in that year.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Post-Journal 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18 Post-Journal 03.25.18 Buffalo News 10.14.18

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Fronczak

Name: Fronczak, Dennis A.
Year: 1975
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Pastor of Our Lady of Pompeii in Lancaster when placed on leave in 10/15 for unspecified reasons. After a 6/18 news report regarding the situation, a 37-year-old woman told the Buffalo News that Fronczak fondled her repeatedly when she was ages 9-12 in the 1990s at St. Stephen's on Grand Island. Also per news in 6/18, a couple told the diocese in 2003 that Fronczak showed inappropriate behavior toward their 3-year-old daughter.

Source: Buffalo News 06.11.18 Buffalo News 06.17.18 Arizona Republic 06.18.18 Spectrum Local News 06.18.18 Arizona Republic 06.19.18 Buffalo News 06.28.18 Diocese of Buffalo 06.28.18 Spectrum News 06.28.18 WBFO 06.29.18


Gresock

Name: Gresock, Thomas G
Year: 1985
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as working at St James church in Depew NY.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18

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Hajduk

Name: Hajduk, John P
Year: 1976
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as working at Holy Family church in Buffalo NY.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Post-Journal 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18 Post-Journal 03.25.18 Buffalo News 04.29.18 Buffalo News 05.27.18

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Harrington

Name: Harrington, Michael J
Year: 1942
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed as having died in 1989; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as a retired monsignor. Listed in 1985 Directory as working at Immaculate Conception church in Buffalo NY.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18 Buffalo Stories 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18

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Hatrick

Name: Hatrick, Brian M.
Year: 1979
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First accused publicly on 3/20/18 diocesan list. In the early 1980s a woman told the diocese Hatrick molested her altar-boy son, age 14. They were Blessed Sacrament in Depew parishioners, where Hatrick was assigned. He was moved to another parish in West Seneca, allowed to work with youth. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as working at St. Vincent's parish in North Evans NY. The woman complained in 2003 to the diocese when she learned Hatrick was still in ministry. He continued in parish ministry until 2007, when he was "quietly removed."

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18 Buffalo Stories 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18 Buffalo News 10.01.18 Buffalo News 10.03.18

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Name: Hayes, James P
Year: 1929
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Monsignor. First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. First erroneously id'd as James F. Hayes. Died 11/30/88; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 WGRZ 03.22.18 WIVB 03.22.18

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Hendricks

Name: Hendricks, Louis J
Year: 1963
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Died in 1990 at age 53; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as working at St Patrick's church in Randolph NY.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.20.18 Buffalo Stories 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18

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Hennessy

Name: Hennessy, Linus
Year: < 1949
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: OFM Franciscan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Born Michael P. 6/28/1918 in Ireland and ordained there. Taught at St. Bernardine College in England until 1951, then retreat ministry in Australia. Is first indexed in1955 U.S.Official Catholic Directory, so may have arrived in U.S. (Buffalo NY) 1954. Had radio ministry, "Comfort My People" on Christian Broadcasting Network per 1979 news article. Accused publicly in 2015 of sexual abuse of boy beginning 1973 when boy was 10-years-old and lasting 5 years. Abuse said to have included oral sex, masturbation and attempted intercourse. Accuser said Hennessy was father figure who stepped in to help his single mom with her 3 children.

Source: Findagrave 05.05.14 WBFO 01.27.15 WSAV 09.18.15


Herberger

Name: Herberger, Roy
Year: 1968
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Retired 2017. Placed on leave in 6/18 after an allegation that he had sexually assaulted a boy in the 1980s. Herberger strongly denied the allegation, saying he knew the boy because he would help the boy's alcoholic and, at times, homeless, father. He said he was never alone with the boy.

Source: Buffalo News 06.28.18 Buffalo News 06.28.18 Diocese of Buffalo 06.28.18 WBFO 06.29.18


Higgins

Name: Higgins, J Grant
Year: 1956
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed as having died in 2016; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as working at Most Precious Blood church in Angola NY.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18 Buffalo Stories 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18 Buffalo News 04.29.18

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Hogan

Name: Hogan, Francis T
Year: 1946
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed as having died in 2010; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as retired.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Post-Journal 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18 Olean Times Herald 03.21.18 Post-Journal 03.25.18

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Holbel

Name: Holbel, Sylvester J.
Year: 1928
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Monsignor. Assigned to St. Mary of the Angels, Olean, All Saints in Buffalo, then named pastor of Nativity of Our Lord in Orchard Park in 1960. Superintendent of Diocesan schools 1941-1961. Retired 1978. Died 9/10/83, age 80. Accused publicly in 3/18 of sexually abusing a male minor. Not on the diocese's 3/20/18 list of 'removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.' Diocese included deceased clergy only if they were the subject of more than one accusation. Accuser said he was invited by diocese to participate in reconciliation and compensation program.

Source: WBFO 03.21.18 WBFO 03.21.18 Findagrave accessed 04.03.18


Idziak

Name: Idziak, Stanley D.
Year: 1962
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Pallottine
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Member of Pallotines in NY, in Buffalo area. Moved to GA in 1977, following a family with two young boys, initially living with them. Left Pallotines, became Atlanta archdiocesan priest. Worked in Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, then Gainseville parishes. Accused in late 1980s of abuse of a boy at a Stone Mountain church. Interviewed by law enforcement but no charges due to statute of limitations. More accusations surfaced of abuse of boys by Idziak, including of the two brothers, beginning when they lived in NY. Idziak sent to treatment in DC, then to the Paracletes in NM. At least four known victims. One allegation of abuse of a boy at a WI high school in 1964. Laicized in 1993, living in Albuquerque Spring 2017 re alleged abuse of 12-15 yr-old boy at Corpus Christi.

Source: Atlanta Journal and Constitution 02.20.91 Georgia Bulletin 06.18.92 Atlanta Journal and Constitution 06.23.92 Atlanta Journal and Constitution 07.26.92 Atlanta Journal and Constitution 04.17.93 Georgia Bulletin 04.04.02 Atlanta Journal Constitution 04.21.02 Atlanta Journal-Constitution 07.07.17 Atlanta Journal-Constitution 01.03.18 Buffalo News 03.09.18 National Catholic Reporter 03.09.18


Ingalls

Name: Ingalls, Fred D
Year: 1974
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: In 2/04 Ingalls was placed on leave after being charged by federal authorities with receiving child pornography and storing it on a computer in the parish rectory. Charges said he paid for access to child pornography sites on 13 occasions between 7/02 and 6/03. In 6/04 he pleaded guilty to possession of 144 pornographic images of children which he had downloaded in the rectory. Sentenced 2005 to 3 years 1 month in federal prison. Released 12/07. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

Source: Buffalo News 02.27.04 Buffalo News 06.18.04 Buffalo News 06.19.04 Buffalo News 03.12.05 Buffalo News 02.28.18 Niagara Gazette 03.13.18 WIVB 03.13.18 Buffalo News 03.20.18 Buffalo Stories 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18 Buffalo News 06.20.18

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Ipolito

Name: Ipolito, Pascal D.
Year: 1970
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
city: Buffalo, NY

Note: Retired. Diocese announced 6/28/18 that Ipolito's name was added to its list of accused, and that he was on leave pending investigation. No other details. Assumption is that the allegations are of child sexual abuse, since the list Ipolito's name was added to was that of those accused of the sexual abuse of minors.

Source: Buffalo News 06.28.18 Diocese of Buffalo 06.28.18 Spectrum News 06.28.18 WBFO 06.29.18


Jasinski

Name: Jasinski, Florian A
Year: 1957
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed as having died in 1983; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18 Buffalo Stories 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Jasinski

Name: Jasinski, Gerald C
Year: 1968
Outcome: Arrested
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Arrested 6/7/86 and charged with sexually assaulting two boys age 15 and 18 at a cabin. Charges included sodomy, sexual abuse, and unlawful dealing with a child. Jasinski pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of first-degree attempted sexual abuse in 8/86 and was sentenced in 12/86 to five years probation. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

Source: United Press Internation 06.07.86 Associated Press 06.08.86 Buffalo News 03.13.18 WIVB 03.13.18 Buffalo News 03.20.18 Buffalo Stories 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Buffalo News 06.20.18

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Judd

Name: Judd, Richard P
Year: 1964
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed as having died in 1988; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as at St Mary's Manor in Niagara Falls NY. Perhaps the same priest as the Servant of the Paraclete, Rev Richard Judd sP, in the Tucson diocese; see that entry in this database. Per 3/27/18 news article, a Buffalo man publicly accused Judd in 2002 of sexually abusing him as an elementary school child in the summer of 1975.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18 Buffalo Stories 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18 Niagara Gazette 03.24.18 Buffalo News 03.27.18

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Juran

Name: Juran, Michael P.
Year: 1976
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Placed on leave in 10/18 due to an allegation of abuse.

Source: WKBW 10.31.18 AP via Niagara Gazette 11.01.18


Kelley

Name: Kelley, Timothy J
Year: 1978
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Kelley was on leave from priesthood 1986-2002 before asking for and receiving permission to return to active priesthood. Named in civil suit filed 9/03 in Florida. Accused of abuse of a 13-year-old youth in 1983 during trip from Buffalo to Florida. Some dispute as to whether Kelley was part of Buffalo diocese at time of abuse or St Petersburg FL diocese. A 2nd man made complaint in 11/03 alleging abuse before Kelley left Buffalo. He resigned after 2nd allegation. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

Source: St Petersburg Times 09.03.03 Tampa Tribune 09.03.03 Buffalo News 10.13.03 St Petersburg Times 11.22.03 Buffalo News 08.03.07 Buffalo News 02.28.18 WIVB 03.13.18 Buffalo News 03.20.18 Buffalo Stories 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Kemp

Name: Kemp, Thomas L
Year: 1952
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as working at St Mary's in Silver Springs NY.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Post-Journal 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18 Post-Journal 03.25.18

Assignments: Post-Journal 03.21.18 Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Keppeler

Name: Keppeler, Richard J
Year: 1954
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed as having died in 2011; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as working at St Bridget's in Bergen NY. In 4/18 a 68-yr-old man alleged publicly that Keppeler abused him and other boys throughout his high school years at Notre Dame High School, where the priest was Dean of Boys.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18 Buffalo Stories 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18 WGRZ 04.27.18

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Name: Lewandowski, John D
Year: 1954
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed as having died in 1982; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Buffalo News 03.21.18

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Lewandowski

Name: Lewandowski, Michael M.
Year: 1975
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: OFM. Conv.
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Taught at St. Francis High School in Hamburg and Cardinal O'Hara High in Tonawanda variously during 1976-1991. Worked in Altoona diocese beginning 1997. In 5/14, Order told Altoona that he was the subject of an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor in 1980s [believed to have occurred while he was assigned to Buffalo Diocese]. After notification by the Order, Altoona removed him from St. Anne's parish in Davidsville pending an investigation. Civil authorities notified. At some point, he also worked in Springfield, MA diocese.

Source: Daily American 05.18.14 Tribune-Democrat 05.18.14 We Are Central PA 05.18.14 WJAC 05.18.14 Centre Daily Times 05.19.14 SNAP Statement 05.19.14 Tribune-Democrat 05.19.14 Washington Post (AP) 05.19.14 Road to Recovery Media Release 05.20.14 iObserve 05.21.14 The Republican 05.21.14 WGGB 05.21.14 WWLP 05.21.14 Buffalo News 04.09.18 WGRZ 04.10.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Mach

Name: Mach, Bernard M (Corky)
Year: 1964
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Accused of fondling a 12-year-old boy in Fall 1991. Parents met Mach in 1/1993 and with Chancellor of Diocese 3/93. Civil suit filed 1993 when Diocese failed to pay for counseling. Placed on leave 12/1993. Also accused, along with Fr John Aurelio, of abuse of 3 others. Civil suit was settled confidentially in 1998. Lived in Florida without privileges. Died 2/17/04. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed as having died in 2004; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation.

Source: Buffalo News 12.09.93 Buffalo News 12.14.93 Buffalo News 12.20.93 Buffalo News 12.21.93 Buffalo News 12.22.93 Buffano News 12.22.93 Buffano News 12.23.93 Buffalo News 12.27.93 Buffalo News 03.26.94 Jane and James Doe Complaint 04.25.94 Buffalo News 11.08.94 Buffalo News 10.16.98 Buffalo News 04.02.02 Buffalo News 02.28.18 Niagara Gazette 03.13.18 WIVB 03.13.18 Buffalo News 03.20.18 Buffalo Stories 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18 Diocese of Buffalo 03.21.18 Olean Times Herald 03.21.18 Union Sun-Journal 04.08.18 Buffalo News 05.27.18

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Martlock

Name: Martlock, Loville N
Year: 1963
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Placed on "medical leave" in 10/93 after accused of sexually abusing a boy, age 8-12, beginning in 1974, when Martlock was a religion teacher at Notre Dame High School. In 2002, Martlock was retired, living out of state, and not functioning as a priest. Died in 2014. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list. List included deceased priests only if they had more than one allegation. In 9/18 a Buffalo deacon said that he was sexually abused by Martlock at age 16, in 1970. He said Rev. Mark Friel also abused him.

Source: Buffalo News 10/14/18Buffalo News 04.21.94Buffalo News 04.02.02Buffalo News 02.28.18NIagara Gazette 03.13.18WIVB 03.13.18Buffalo News 03.20.18Buffalo Stories 03.20.18Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18Buffalo News 03.21.18

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Maryanski

Name: Maryanski, Fabian
Year: 1971
Outcome: none
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Retired 2014. Per a May 2018 news report the diocese had investigated Maryanski and placed him on leave in 1995 for alleged sex abuse of a teen girl in the 1980s. 'Absent on Leave' for 5 years yet he resided and said mass at St. Mary's in Medina. Assigned in 2000 to St. Philip's in Cheektowaga, then pastor of St. Andrew's in Sloan. A day after the news report, he was again suspended and Bishop Malone said he would reopen the investigation. The abuse was said to have occurred when Maryanski was St. Patrick's in Barker pastor, and the girl was ages 15-22. She said he gave her gifts, promised to marry her, and that he threw her to the ground when she said she was going to tell another priest. He acknowledged sex with accuser but denied it was when she was a minor. Per 6/18 news, Maryanski recently investigated by DA after a complaint from a schoolgirl in 1/18. Behavior found to be "creepy," but not criminal. Name not on diocese's list released in 3/18 of accused.

Source: Buffalo News 05.06.18Spectrum 05.07.18The Buffalo News 05.07.18WGRZ 05.07.18WKBW 05.07.18Buffalo News 05.08.18Church Militant 05.10.18Buffalo News 06.25.18WIVB 10.29.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


McCarthy

Name: McCarthy, Thomas J
Year: 1980
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: McCarthy retired suddenly in 2003 following a meeting with diocesan officials. He reportedly told some parishioners that he was retiring because Bishop wanted him to move to larger parish and because of health problems. In early Sept. 2003, an anonymous flier circulated in the neighborhood around the church where McCarthy served in 1990s urging parents to check with their children to see if they had been abused by McCarthy. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

Source: Buffalo News 09.10.03Buffalo News 09.11.03Buffalo News 09.12.03Buffalo News 02.28.18Buffalo News 03.20.18Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18Olean Times Herlad 03.21.18

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Name: Mierzwa, Ronald
Year: 1976
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Suspended 9/18 after an unspecified complaint of abuse. Pastor of Holy Name of Mary in Ellicottville since 1994. Was "unnamed priest" reported by news outlet 9/12/18 who was accused by a woman in 2002 of "making her sons parade around in their underwear."

Source: Olean Times Herald 09.25.18


Ormsby

Name: Ormsby, Basil A
Year: 1942
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as 'removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.' Listed as having died in 1997; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. In addition to the two or more allegations indicated by Ormsby's inclusion on the diocesan list, he reportedly molested a boy age 12 during a pastoral visit in 1960 to the boy's home after the death of his father. He also allegedly touched and kissed an altar boy in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Ormsby was at St Teresa's in South Buffalo 1957-1987, after working in 10 parishes in his first 15 years as a priest. Retired 1987. Monsignor 1988/1989. Died 6/14/97.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18Buffalo Stories 03.20.18Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18WGRZ 03.20.18Buffalo News 03.21.18

Assignments: Buffalo News Obituary 06.16.97Detailed BA.org Assignment History


Orsolits

Name: Orsolits, Norbert F
Year: 1965
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Removed from ministry 2003. Admitted to a reporter in 2/18 to having sexually abused "probably dozens" of adolescent boys in the late 1970s-early 1980s. A man alleged publicly that Orsolits had abused him during a ski trip in 1979 or 1980 when he was age 13 or 14 and Orsolits was his parish priest at St. John Vianney in Orchard Park. He said the priest plied him with marijuana and alcohol. Orsoiits said he was sent to Canada for treatment in the 1980s by Bishop Head, then reassigned, including as a teacher at Walsh High School in Olean.

Source: The Buffalo News 02.27.18Buffalo News 02.28.18Buffalo News 02.28.18The Buffalo News 02.28.18WGRZ 02.28.18Buffalo News 03.01.18Buffalo News 03.01.18Buffalo News 03.01.18Buffalo News 03.02.18Buffalo News 03.02.18Church Militant 03.02.18Olean Times Herald 03.02.18Olean Times Herald 03.02.18Buffalo News 03.03.18Buffalo News 03.04.18Buffalo News 03.04.18Spectrum News 03.04.18WBFO 03.04.18WKBW 03.04.18WKBW 03.05.18National Catholic Reporter 03.09.18Buffalo News 03.11.18NIagara Gazette 03.13.18WIVB 03.13.18Buffalo News 03.20.18Buffalo News 03.20.18Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18Buffalo News 03.21.18Olean Times Herald 03.21.18Buffalo News 03.24.18Buffalo News 03.28.18Buffalo News 05.27.18National Catholic Reporter 07.16.18Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 07.26.18Columbia Journalism Review 09.17.18

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Palys

Name: Palys, Daniel J.
Year: 1969
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Retired. Diocese announced 6/28/18 that Palys's name was added to its list of accused, and that he was on leave pending investigation. No other details.

Source: Buffalo News 06.28.18Diocese of Buffalo 06.28.18Spectrum News 06.28.18WBFO 06.29.18


Pavlock

Name: Pavlock, Martin L
Year: 1966
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18Post-Journal 03.20.18Buffalo News 03.21.18Post-Journal 03.25.18

Assignments: Post-Journal 03.21.18Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Rappl

Name: Rappl, Joseph
Year: 1978
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: In 4/18 a 48-yr-old man stated publicly he was sexually abused at age 11 in 1981 by Rappl. He said it happened once, after confession at St. Peter's in Lewiston. After Lewiston, Rappl was assigned to parishes in West Seneca and Holley, before working into the late 1990s as a military chaplain in California, New York, Washington DC and North Carolina. He stayed in North Carolina and was noted in 4/18 to be working as a "married Roman Catholic Priest," although he was no longer in "the clerical state." He was also a volunteer counselor at an overnight camp for children run by the Buffalo diocese.

Source: WBFO 04.04.18WBEN 04.05.18WKBW 04.05.18WIVB 04.06.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Riter

Name: Riter, Dennis G.
Year: 1971
Outcome: Reinstated
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Suspended 3/26/18 after allegations of sexual abuse of two altar boys at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the 1990s. One accuser said he was ages 10-13 when abused, and that he witnessed the abuse of the other boy, who had since died. He said the abuse occurred after Riter would invite him to play games in the rectory after mass. He told his aunt in 2007; she took notes. The other boy's mother said her son told her at age 12 in 1997 that Riter tried to "play with" him underneath his robe on the altar during mass. Also said she told a cousin who worked for the diocese, who said "we'll look into it." The cousin claimed in 2018 not to remember. A third alleged victim was discovered by a news outlet in 5/18. A former seminarian said that in 1992 he walked in on Riter sexually abusing a 6-year-old boy, then told Bishops Head and Grosz in a letter. He said their response, months later, was to keep it quiet. Diocese said in 6/18 claims unsubstantiated; Riter reinstated.

Source: WGRZ 03.26.18WIVB 03.26.18WKBW 03.26.18Buffalo News 03.27.18Daily News 03.27.18WIVB 03.27.18WKBW 05.30.18WKBW 06.01.18WGRZ 06.26.18Buffalo News 06.28.18Spectrum News 06.28.18WBFO 06.29.18Buffalo News 07.01.18Spectrum News 07.01.18Daily News 07.03.18Buffalo News 07.30.18Spectrum Local News 07.30.18WGRZ 07.30.18WIVB 07.30.18WKBW 07.30.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Ronald

Name: Ronald, Roy K
Year: 1960
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed as having died in 2013; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18Buffalo Stories 03.20.18Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18Buffalo News 03.21.18Olean Times Herald 03.21.18Buffalo News 03.23.18

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Name: Sardina, John J.
Year: 1960
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Retired, living in a residence for priests in Depew. Suspended in 9/18 after the diocese received an allegation they he sexually abused a 12-year-old girl in the late 1960s, while he was assigned to Coronation of the BVM in Buffalo. Sardina denied the allegation.

Source: Buffalo News 09.13.18Diocese of Buffalo 09.13.18WIVB 09.13.18

Assignments: Buffalo News 09.13.18WKBW 7 09.13.18


Schieder

Name: Schieder, Joseph E
Year: 1935
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Civil suit reportedly filed in FL in late 2009 or early 2010 accuses Schieder of abuse in the Miami archdiocese. Msgr Schieder was included in 3/20/18 Buffalo diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed as having died in 1996; the Buffalo list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Worked as parish priest and chancery official in Buffalo. Was also national director of Catholic Youth of America in Washington DC and dean of theology at Marymount College in Arlington VA. There are several gaps in his assignment history. Died 6/12/96.

Source: Buffalo News 06.14.96Buffalo News 03.20.18Buffalo Stories 03.20.18Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18Buffalo News 03.21.18

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Schuster

Name: Schuster, Joseph A
Year: 1966
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Accused outside the cathedral in Buffalo, of sexually assaulting a boy age 13 in 1968. The survivor stated he understands he was the 'first of many victims.' He met Schuster at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Niagara Falls, where Schuster helped out. In 1968 Schuster was assigned to Holy Name of Jesus in Buffalo and then as faculty at the Preparatory Seminary in Buffalo. After an event relating to the Vietnam War, Schuster pressed the boy to stay overnight at the priest's apartment, rather than bike home in the dark. The boy told his mother about the abuse the next day. Schuster was granted a leave of absence in 1991; it is not known whether he was ever laicized. He died on 7/23/07.

Source: Buffalo News 07.27.07Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18Niagara Gazette 03.30.18WBFO 03.30.18WIVB 03.30.18Buffalo News 04.04.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Sheehan

Name: Sheehan, Gerald P.
Year: 1964
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Worked in South Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Orchard Park and Sheridan parishes. On leave 1976. In 3/18 a woman reported to the diocese that Sheehan sexually abused her when she was ages 7-14 in the late 1970s-early 1980s when he was assigned to Nativity of Our Lord in Orchard Park. She said the abuse took place in the parish rectory, in various cottages and at her home. She said her brother told the diocese in 1994, but Sheehan was kept in ministry.

Source: WKBW 08.03.18


Silverio

Name: Silverio, Ronald T.
Year: 1970
Outcome: none
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: In an essay published in July 2018, a man wrote that Silverio molested him and his two brothers in the 1970s, beginning when Silverio was assigned to Holy Family parish in South Buffalo. Another man told a news source that he was abused between ages 7 and 9 by Silverio in the 1970s at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Niagara Falls. Silverio was assigned there 1975-79. In 1980 Silverio was on 'leave of absence', after which he left the priesthood. He went on to be executive director of AIDS Community Services then President and CEO of the nonprofit Evergreen Association, retiring in 2017.

Source: The Public 07.17.18WKBW 07.20.18Buffalo News 07.25.18WKBW 07.31.18


Smith

Name: Smith, Arthur J.
Year: 1971
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Suspended by Bishop Kmiek in 2011 after complaints of inappropriate behavior toward a St. Mary of the Lake school boy in Hamburg. Refused to stay away from the school. Principal told the diocese Smith was a "predator." Sent to St. John Vianney in Philadelphia for treatment. New bishop Malone returned Smith to ministry, at a nursing home, in 11/12. Reports in 10/13 that he inappropriately touched two young men there. Malone wrote glowing recommendations on behalf of Smith in 2015 and 2016 for work which would put him in contact with children. In res at Blessed Mother of Calcutta in Depew when placed on leave in 4/18 after allegation of child sex abuse. Assignments in parishes across the diocese, campus minister at Alfred University, program development director at Catholic Telecommunications Network of America in Staten Island, cruise ship chaplain. To remain on leave pending Vatican decision.

Source: Buffalo News 04.23.18Diocese of Buffalo 04.23.18WGRZ 04.23.18WKBW 04.23.18Buffalo News 06.28.18Diocese of Buffalo 06.28.18Spectrum News 06.28.18WBFO 06.29.18WKBW 08.22.18America Magazine 08.24.18WKBW 10.25.18WIVB 10.29.18


Smyczynski

Name: Smyczynski, Gerard A
Year: 1980
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed as having died in 1999 (age 45 or 46); diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18Buffalo Stories 03.20.18Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18Buffalo News 03.21.18Findagrave accessed 05.18.18

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Spielman

Name: Spielman, James A.
Year: 1970
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Bishop Head knew of allegations of abuse at a Jamestown parish in 1989. Spielman sent for treatment 6 mos. later. Returned to ministry. Accused 1993 of abusing altar boy over a 4-yr period in the 1970s; in 1994 Diocese paid the accuser $150K settlement. Spielman resigned from the priesthood after abuse reported 1993; moved to AK. Possibly living in Naalehu HI as of 2011. Worked in HI parishes at some point. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list of those accused of sexual abuse of a minor. Settlement in 2016 for $1.5M with another man claiming abuse by Spielman, including intercourse, ages 14-17. Man was Walsh High School student; said abused at the school, other places in Buffalo, and in Honolulu diocese. Said other students also abused, were plied with alcohol and porn, staff at school were informed, nothing done. Suit was v Buffalo and Honolulu dioceses Walsh HS, and Southdown Institute in Toronto, where Spielman was treated 12/89-5/90 and in 1993.

Source: Buffalo News 05.10.02Buffalo News 02.28.18WIVB 03.13.18Buffalo News 03.18.18Buffalo News 03.20.18Buffalo Stories 03.20.18Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18Post-Journal 03.20.18Buffalo News 03.21.18Olean Times Herald 03.21.18Olean Times Herald 03.28.18WKBW 04.26.18Spielman Documents WKBW 05.10.18WKBW 05.10.18WKBW 05.10.18Buffalo News 05.27.18

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Name: Splawski, Bernard
Year: 1963
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Franciscan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Accused in 1986 of fondling a student at Bishop Timon High School in South Buffalo. He underwent inpatient treatment for 6 mo, and two years of outpatient treatment. He was then reassigned to work in Paterson, New Jersey. Removed from New Jersey assignment (after 17 years) in 2/2003. Was to remain a Franciscan and live in a friary doing "internal work." This happened only after renewed complaints from family of the student.

Source: The Record 02.26.03Buffalo News 02.27.03Buffalo News 02.28.18


Stachewicz

Name: Stachewicz, Chester S
Year: 1972
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Per obit, joined the 'Orthodox-Catholic Church of America' (OCCA ) in 1989, via whom he worked as priest in NM. Died 4/10/10 in Albuquerque, NM.

Source: Albuquerque Journal Obit 04.17.10Buffalo News 03.20.18Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18Buffalo News 03.21.18Post-Journal 03.21.18Post-Journal 03.25.18

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Stolinski

Name: Stolinski, Robert A.
Year: 1970
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Retired. Diocese announced 6/28/18 that Stolinski's name was added to its list of accused, and that he was on leave pending investigation. No other details. Our working assumption is that the allegations are of child sexual abuse, since the list Stolinski's name was added to was that of those accused of the sexual abuse of minors.

Source: Buffalo News 06.28.18Diocese of Buffalo 06.28.18Spectrum News 06.28.18The Post-Journal 06.29.18WBFO 06.29.18


Name: Terese, O.S.F. Pauline
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Franciscan Sisters
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: In July 2018 a woman stated publicly that Sr. Pauline Terese abused her in 1955 when she was age 5 and a student at Christ the King School in Snyder. She said Terese told her she was retarded, and that she was terrified and wet her pants. She says that's when the nun took her to the convent next door and raped her with a crucifix, saying it would cure her "from defiling God's property." Terese's order, the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, said she left the congregation in 1982 and is deceased.

Source: Buffalo News 07.12.18WBEN 07.12.18WGRZ 07.12.18WKBW 07.12.18WKBW 07.31.18


Townsend

Name: Townsend, C.J.M.
Outcome: Accused
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Priest of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudists). Taught at Cardinal Dougherty High School 1963-1969. A man stated publicly in 3/18 that Townsend sexually abused him over 5-years in the 1960s, beginning when the man was age 5. He said that he reported the abuse to the diocese in 2006. A second man told a news outlet in 3/18 that Townsend also abused him, at ages 7 and 8. In 2008 the Diocese of Manchester NH received a report that Townsend sexually abused a child, ages 6 and 7, in a rectory parking lot in Farmington NH in Fall 1975 through early 1977. The diocese said he did not serve there. His name could not be found in the Official Catholic Directory. Townsend died in 1998.

Source: Diocese of Manchester report 01.28.08WBFO 03.21.18Buffalo News 07.22.18


Venne

Name: Venne, Samuel J.
Year: 1978
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Retired, in residence at St. Stephen's on Grand Island when placed on leave in 4/18 due to allegations of past sexual abuse. Assignments included parishes in Depew, Buffalo, Batavia, South Buffalo, Niagara Falls, a Pendleton nursing home and Boy Scouts chaplain and scoutmaster. Per the diocese in 6/18, the allegations against Venne were substantiated. To remain on leave pending determination by Vatican. Venne denied the allegations.

Source: Buffalo News 04.23.18Diocese of Buffalo 04.23.18WGRZ 04.23.18WKBW 04.23.18Daily News 05.01.18Buffalo News 06.28.18Diocese of Buffalo 06.28.18Spectrum News 06.28.18WBFO 06.29.18WIVB 07.17.18


Vogel

Name: Vogel, Joseph J.
Year: 1933
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Army Chaplain 1942-45. Pastor of St.Mary's in Strykersville and Annunciation in Elma. Established Queen of Heaven parish in West Seneca in 1955. Monsignor. In 2018 a woman came forward to say that when she was age 12 in 1970 Vogel sexually abused her in the rectory of Queen of Heaven. She said she told a nun, who was the school principal and that her parents told the assistant pastor. She said nothing was done. Vogel died in 1/19/88.

Source: WKBW 07.12.18WKBW 07.31.18Findagrave accessed 08.01.18


Walker

Name: Walker, Edward J
Year: 1936
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed as having died in 2002; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as a retired monsignor.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18Buffalo Stories 03.20.18Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18Buffalo News 03.21.18

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Ward

Name: Ward, William G
Year: 1950
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed as having died in 2008; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as working at Our Lady of Fatima church in Elba NY.

Source: Buffalo News 03.20.18Buffalo News 03.20.18Buffalo Stories 03.20.18Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18Buffalo News 03.21.18

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


White

Name: White, William F J
Year: 1968
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Accused by 11 men of abuse between 1961 and 1993 when they were teens. Placed on leave in 1993. Diocese had complaints in 1979. In 1987 the Church received more complaints when family reported he had tried to molest 2 brothers on the night of their father's wake. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed as having died in 2016; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation.

Source: Buffalo News 03.08.94Buffalo News 03.09.94Buffalo News 03.11.94Buffalo News 03.31.94Buffalo News 05.29.94Buffalo News 05.29.94Buffalo News 04.02.02USA Today 11.11.02Buffalo News 02.28.18WIVB 03.13.18Buffalo News 03.20.18Buffalo Stories 03.20.18Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18Buffalo News 03.21.18

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Wolski

Name: Wolski, Mark
Year: 1967
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Placed on Administrative Leave 5/10 after diocese received a complaint that Wolski sexually abused a 15- to 17-year-old boy from 1968 to 1970. Much of the abuse was said to have occurred at St. Barnabas in Depew, as well as at Wolski's cottage in Angola. Wolski is a former member of Diocesan Review Board and former Children's Hospital chaplain. He retired in 2012.

Source: WIVB 05.31.18WKBW 05.31.18WKBW 05.31.18


Wood

Name: Wood, Robert W
Year: 1974
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Buffalo, NY

Note: Wood was removed from his parish assignment in August 2003. He wrote in the parish bulletin that his removal was due to an alleged incident 16 years prior. Wood had previously served as parochial vicar at another parish for 13 years before being transferred in 2001. No information provided as to victims or type of abuse. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

Source: Buffalo News 09.10.03; Buffalo News 09.11.03Buffalo News 09.14.03Buffalo News 02.28.18Buffalo News 03.20.18Buffalo Stories 03.20.18Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18Buffalo News 03.21.18

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Diocese of Ogdensburg

Fallon

Name: Fallon, John J.
Year: 1955
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Ogdensburg, NY

Note: Arrested 9/85 on charges of mailing child pornography (pictures of boy under 14) to photo lab for developing. Other pictures of boys from town where Fallon was assigned were also found at rectory. Lived in New Mexico "on sick leave" 1989-2000. Moved to Syracuse retirement home but remained inactive. Syracuse Diocese said it had no knowledge of his past. Died 2/5/05.

Source: Associated Press 09.18.95; Post-Standard (NY) 07.22.02; FindAGrave 02.05.05; Watertown Daily Times 02.24.10; North Country Now 03.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18


Gillette

Name: Gillette, Theodore M.
Year: 1978
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Ogdensburg, NY

Note: Gillette and 3 other priests were removed from their assignments 7/02 as result of zero tolerance policy from Dallas Bishops' conference. He was working at St. Paul's Church in Black River at the time of his removal. Diocese said all four priests had substantiated allegations against them and all had been through some form of therapy. No other information found. Died 8/31/14.

Source: Press-Republican 07.02.02; Sun-Sentinel 07.03.03; Watertown Daily Times 01.06.04; Watertown Daily Times 08.31.14; Reedbenoit 08.30.16; North Country Now 03.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 05.26.18


Name: Hunt, John
Year: 1969
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Ogdensburg, NY

Note: Resigned as pastor of two parishes and placed on leave 6/06 after allegations of "inappropriate sexual behavior" more than 10 yrs previously were received by Diocese. No other information found.

Source: Newswatch 50 (New York) 06.07.06; North Country Now 03.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18


Name: O'Doherty, Liam
Year: 1965
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Ogdensburg, NY

Note: First indicted by Grand Jury in 1979 for sexual contact with three 14-yr-old girls. Case dismissed after 6 months (when no further complaints received) and Diocese put him back to work. Beginning in 2000, 4 women filed separate suits alleging he abused them in 1980s and 1990s. Living at Vianney Renewal Center in MO in 1/03, apparently subject to severe restrictions.

Source: North Country Daily 12.15.99; Post-Standard 03.23.02; Post-Standard 05.12.02; Press Republican 07.02.02; Newsday 01.29.03; Post-Standard 01.29.03; Press Republican 01.31.03; Watertown Daily Times 10.06.04; RichardSipecom 04.17.07; North Country Now 03.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18


Name: Rogers, Thomas W.
Year: 1952
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Ogdensburg, NY

Note: Diocese of Greensburg, PA priest. Allegation 8/62 of attempted sexual assault by Rogers of an adolescent boy near Lake Saranac in NY. Diocese of Ogdensburg NY notified Greensburg's Bishop Connare. Alleged victim told police in the Lake Saranac area that the attempted assault occurred after he was picked up hitch-hiking. The boy escaped and was able to give detailed information to police. The car was traced to Rogers, who was in the area visiting his mother. The boy's description of the man in the car matched Rogers "perfectly." Police confronted Rogers at a local church rectory; he denied the incident. The boy's father, "a good Catholic," was called to the rectory. He agreed not to press charges if Rogers stayed away from the area and admitted guilt. Police agreed. Rogers left town the same day. Rogers remained in parish ministry. Retired 11/98. Removed from public ministry after review of file in 2002. Died 2005

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Shurtleff, Robert M.
Year: 1970
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Ogdensburg, NY

Note: Shurtleff was one of four priests removed from parish assignments 6/02 as result of the zero-tolerance policy resulting from the Dallas Bishops' Conference. Diocese said all four priests had substantiated allegations against them and all had been through some form of therapy. No other information found.

Source: Press-Republican 07.02.02; Sun-Sentinel 07.03.03; Watertown Daily Times 01.06.04; North Country Now 03.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 05.26.18


Name: White, Clark S.
Year: 1974
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Ogdensburg, NY

Note: White was one of four priests removed from parish assignments 6/02 as result of the zero-tolerance policy resulting from the Dallas Bishops' Conference. He was pastor of St. Patrick's Church in Brasher Falls at time of his removal. Diocese said all four priests had substantiated allegations against them and all had been through some form of therapy. No other information found.

Source: Press-Republican 07.02.02; Sun-Sentinel 07.03.03; Watertown Daily Times 01.06.04; North Country Now 03.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 05.26.18


Name: Wisniewski, David E.
Year: 1981
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Ogdensburg, NY

Note: Wisniewski was one of four priests removed from parish assignments 6/02 as result of the zero-tolerance policy resulting from the Dallas Bishops' Conference. Wisniewski was associate pastor for about two years at Notre Dame Church in Malone during the mid 1980s. Diocese said all four priests had substantiated allegations against them and all had been through some form of therapy. No other information found.

Source: Press-Republican 07.02.02; Sun-Sentinel 07.03.03; Watertown Daily Times 12.31.03; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 05.26.18


Name: Worczak, Paul F.
Year: 1968
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Ogdensburg, NY

Note: In 4/02 a man told the diocese that Worczak molested him when he was age 11 in 1971, at Holy Family in Watertown. The priest allegedly touched the boy inappropriately and later kissed him. Worczak's accuser said there were other victims. Bishop Barbarito kept Worczak in active ministry until 3/03.

Source: Watertown Daily Times (NY) 07.02.03; Sun Sentinel 07.03.03; Watertown Daily Times 01.06.04; Watertown Daily Times 02.24.10; North Country Now 03.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 05.23.18; WWTV 10.11.18

Assignments: North County Now 03.14.18


Diocese of Rochester

Name: Bonin, David L.
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: 21 yr old man filed suit 11/08 against Bishop and Diocese alleging that Bonin (who died at age 53 in 3/02) abused him weekly from 1998-2001 when he was ages 9-12. A second individual has also made allegations. Bonin was assigned to St. Mary's on the Lake at the time. Diocese included his name on 6/7/12 list of priests removed between 2002 and 2010.

Source: Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Hartley v. Bishop Matthew Clark et al, Cause No. 08-326A, Supreme Court, NY State, Schuyler County; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12; News 10 Now 11.12.08; Star Gazette 11.12.08; Democrat & Chronicle 11.13.08; Ithaca Journal 11.13.08; Catholic Courier 11.14.08; WENY 11.18.08; Press & Sun-Bulletin 11.19.08; Star Gazette 11.19.08; WETM 04.28.09


Name: Burr, Thomas W.
Year: 1961
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Burr is one of three priests removed in 5/02 for allegations of inappropriate behavior with teens more than 20 years ago. Burr was working at St. Mary Our Mother in Horseheads when he "resigned."

Source: Associated Press 5.2.02; Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Democrat and Chronicle 5.4.02; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 5.3.02; Star Gazette 6.9.02; Star-Gazette 5.3.02; Post Standard (NY) 05.12.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02


Name: Cason, Albert H.
Year: 1962
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Cason was "removed from ministry" in 1985 because of sexual misconduct. There were apparently multiple victims. Police investigated; no charges filed. Eight plaintiffs filed suits 12/02. Many dismissed on SOL. Voluntarily laicized per 6/7/12 statement from Diocese.

Source: Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Press & Sun Bulletin 1.4.03; Press & Sun Bulletin 5.5.02; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12; Press & Sun Bulletin 04.18.02; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 04.22.02; Press & Sun Bulletin 12.04.02; Press & Sun Bulletin 12.07.02; Press & Sun Bulletin 12.11.02; Press & Sun Bulletin 12.19.02; Press & Sun Bulletin 12.25.02; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 05.09.03; Press & Sun Bulletin 10.08.04; Press and Sun-Bulletin 05.05.07


Name: Casper, Bernard
Year: 1955
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Casper ordained by Diocese of Pueblo, CO. He took leave of absence in 1963. Began working in NY in 1970s. In 2003 twin brothers accused Casper of molesting them for years, starting when they were altar boys in Albany. Boys met Casper in early 1970s and in 1973 he became their guardian. When the two went to diocese in 2002, both Albany and Rochester dioceses contended that Casper never had their authority to act as priest in New York state.

Source: Post-Standard 02.20.03; Post-Standard 02.21.03; Albany Times Union 02.26.03


Name: Cloonan, Paul I.
Year: 1954
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Name appeared on 6/7/12 Rochester Diocese list of priests removed between 2002 and 2012. He was voluntarily laicized, apparently after accusation of sexual abuse of minor. Per the 1989 Official Catholic Directory, he was "unassigned."

Source: Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12


Name: Corbett, Thomas
Year: 1965
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Charged in 2002 with two counts of third-degree sexual abuse in 1991. The charge, later dismissed, involved a woman. He was working in the diocese's legal services office as part of diocesan marriage tribunal. Removed from this position 5/02. Another woman complained 4/02 that Corbett abused her when she was a minor in 1974-1975. She said her parents told another priest and Corbett was transferred.

Source: Associated Press 5.2.02; Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 5.4.02; Rochester Diocese Release 5.2.02; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12; Star Gazette 5.5.02; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 04.22.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02


Costello

Name: Costello, John M.
Year: 1984
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Jesuit
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Accused in 11/03 of sexually abusing a 15-year-old male student in 1980 at Regis HS in the New York archdiocese, where Costello worked before ordination. Removed by Jesuits from his job at McQuaid HS in Rochester diocese in 11/03. Reinstated in 1/04 because, said the Jesuits, the accuser had recanted. Costello was moved in 2005 to Murray-Weigel Hall, a Jesuit residence in the Bronx. Had also been principal of Canisius HS in the Buffalo diocese 1989-92.

Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 1.8.04; WOKR-TV 1.7.04; McQuaid Press Release 11.15.03; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 11.16.03; Welehan Letter to Alumni 11.17.03; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 11.21.03; Buffalo News 11.22.03

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Emo

Name: Emo, Eugene G.
Year: 1961
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Abuse of 31-year-old mentally disabled man. Already on limited duty because of prior sexual abuse allegations. Sent for residential treatment in 1993. Many other complaints after his arrest. In 1999 he was charged with violating probation by having contact with a 16- year-old boy; he was sentenced to 1-3 years in prison. Released from prison in 2002. Reported in 6/18 to be a registered sex offender living in Bushnell FL./p>

Source: Post-Standard 02.17.96; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 02.17.96; Associated Press 05.09.97; Democrat and Chronicle 09.01.99; Democrat and Chronicle 11.09.99; Democrat and Chronicle 04.22.02; Post-Standard 05.12.02; Press and Sun-Bulletin 05.05.07; Catholic Courier 06.07.12; SNAP Statement 06.07.12; Rochester Homepage 12.07.16; Livingston County News 06.08.18; The Daily News 06.11.18

Assignments: Democrat & Chronicle 02.17.96


Name: Gormley, John
Year: 1959
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Gormley admitted to molesting one youth in 1966 and other boys in the 1950s and 1960s. He took a leave of absence in 1969 and left priesthood 2 years later. Problems were know prior to ordination and he was in therapy for 30 yrs. In 1993 he apologized to 1966 victim after chance encounter. This man filed civil suit in 1993 and later settled for $70K.

Source: Star-Gazette 6.9.02; Star-Gazette 6.9.02; Star-Gazette 6.9.02; Star-Gazette 6.9.02; Ithaca Journal 05.20.03


Name: Gramkee, David N.
Year: 1966
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl in 1970s. He disputed when the alleged abuse took place and the age of the victim. Gramkee previously admitted that he had "engaged in an inappropriate relationship" and had undergone counseling. He was suspended by the diocese in 6/02 and died of stroke 7/02.

Source: Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Democrat and Chronicle 8.2.02; Ithaca Journal 8.3.02; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12; Associated Press 06.25.02; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 06.26.02; Ithaca Journal 06.27.02; Post-Standard 06.27.02


Name: Guli, Gerard
Year: 1956
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: In residence at Holy Rosary in Rochester per 1989 Official Catholic Directory. Name appeared on 6/7/12 Rochester Diocese list of priests removed between 2002 and 2012. He was voluntarily laicized, apparently after accusation of sexual abuse of minor.

Source: Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12


Name: Hammond, Robert W.
Year: 1967
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: 2/03 suit claims man was sexually abused by Hammond, director of the Catholic youth summer program at his church, in 1979. Same man and and 3 others also allege that they were abused by another priest, Albert Cason. Per 2002 Catholic Directory, Hammond was "unassigned."

Source: Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12; Democrat and Chronicle 01.31.03


Heathwood

Name: Heathwood, John Laurence
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: CFC - Congregation of Christian Brothers
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Assignments included Holy Cross School and St. Bonaventure College in Newfoundland, Canada, All Hallows, Cardinal Hayes and Bishop Kearney High Schools, Iona College, Bishop Henricksen High School, Guadalupe Regional Middle School, Los Hermanos Community and Centro Juan Diego- St. Leo Parish, Christian Brothers Central Harlem Community and St. Joseph Residence. Removed as a teacher and drama director at Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester, New York for sexually abusing a teenage girl in the 1970's. Died 12/7/16.

Source: Maher v Brother John Laurence Heathwood, et al; Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, No 07-102959; Daily Freeman Obituary 12.10.01


Hogan

Name: Hogan G., Stuart
Year: 1924
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Hogan's name was one of eight released in 6/18 by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian of priests accused of sexually abusing children. A 71-year-old woman stated in 6/18 that Hogan sexually abused her at ages 15-16 in 1962-63, while he was assigned to St. Gregory in Marion. She said her mother wrote and called the diocese to report the abuse, but nothing was done. The woman also said a classmate told her that Hogan had also molested her and that her reports to the diocese were ignored. Hogan retired in 1965 and died in 1985.

Source: Democrat and Chronicle 06.06.18; Rochester First 06.06.18; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 06.14.18; Rochester First 06.14.18; WHEC 06.14.18; WHEC 06.15.18


Name: Larrabee, Joseph E.
Year: 1980
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Assigned to Church of the Good Shepherd in Henrietta per 1989 Official Catholic Directory. Name appeared on 6/7/12 Rochester Diocese list of priests removed between 2002 and 2012. He was voluntarily laicized, apparently after accusation of sexual abuse of minor.

Source: Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12


Name: Lum, William D.
Year: 1969
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Placed on leave 1996. Pleaded guilty 8/97 to misdemeanor sexual abuse of 16 yr old boy in 1992 and given conditional discharge instead of prison or probation. Lum allowed to perform administrative duties for Diocese until 4/02 when he was again placed on leave without privileges. Civil suit filed. Dismissed by Appeals court 2/02 as to Diocese & church but not Lum.

Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 01.15.02; Democrat and Chronicle 02.02.02; Democrat and Chronicle 04.22.02; Associated Press 05.02.02; Democrat and Chronicle 05.03.02; Democrat and Chronicle 05.09.02; Post Standard (NY) 05.12.02; Post Standard 05.22.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Catholic Courier 06.07.12; Rochester Homepage 06.07.12; SNAP Statement 06.07.12; Democrat & Chronicle 08.10.12; WHAM 08.07.13


Name: McCarthy, Charles J.
Year: < 1940
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: McCarthy's name was one of eight released in 6/18 by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian of priests accused of sexually abusing minors. Assigned to St. Andrew's 1964 until his death in 1971. The alleged abuse occurred during his time at St. Andrew's.

Source: Democrat and Chroncle 06.06.18; Rochester First 06.06.18


Name: O'Neill, Robert F.
Year: 1962
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Complaints received in 1970s. Sent for treatment. Parents complained about behavior and drinking for several years. In 1973 O'Neill was removed from parish and appointed to Marriage Tribunal. In 1980 he was reassigned to parish duties. "Retired" due to health in 2001 but continued working at tribunal. Privileges removed 5/02. Sued in 2002 by 10 men. Suit dismissed due to SOL in 2003 and 2004. Died 12/05. Canonical proceedings were not complete at time of death per 6/7/12 statement from Diocese

Source: Associated Press 5.2.02; Democrat and Chronicle 5.4.02; Democrat and Chronicle 5.8.02; Democrat and Chronicle 8.9.02; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 5.3.02; Post-Standard 05.12.02; Democrat and Chronicle 06.17.02; Democrat and Chronicle 06.17.02; Democrat and Chronicle 06.17.02; Democrat and Chronicle 07.15.02; Democrat and Chronicle 11.13.02; Democrat and Chronicle 12.13.02; Democrat and Chronicle 02.18.03; Democrat and Chronicle 05.10.03; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08.19.04

Assignments: Seattle Post-Intelligencer 8.19.04 (add'l article); Newsday (AP) 9.21.04 (add'l article); WHEC-TV 12.8.05 (add'l article); Catholic Courier 6.7.12 (add'l article); Rochester Homepage 6.7.12 (add'l article); SNAP Statement 6.7.12 (add'l article)


Name: Orlando, Richard J.
Year: 1947
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Orlando's name was one of eight released 6/18 by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian of priests accused of sexually abusing minors. Retired 1993. Died 1/27/06.

Source: Democrat and Chronicle 06.06.18; Rochester First 06.06.18


Panepinto

Name: Panepinto, Vincent
Year: 1967
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Diocese announced 3/27/11 that it had placed Panepinto on administrative leave without privileges from St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish in Rochester after it deemed "credible" an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor in late 1960s shortly after he was ordained. At the time he was serving at St. Philip Neri in Rochester and St. Anthony's in Elmira (both now closed). Also charged in 7/11 with theft of $10K from diocese. Has claimed blackmail. Canonical proceedings are not complete as of 6/12.

Source: Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP 6.7.12; Catholic Courier 03.27.11; Statement by Diocese of Rochester 03.27.11; Democrat and Chronicle 03.28.11; WHEC 03.29.11; Democrat and Chronicle 07.21.11; WHEC 07.21.11


Name: Rogers, Foster P
Year: 1966
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Rogers was suspended from duties at St. Pius X Church in Chili by Bishop Clark 5/02 and resigned from parish. Man alleged in 2002 that Rogers had molested him in 1975 when he was 16. Another man also came forward to say that he had complained to Diocese in1993 about earlier abuse by Rogers. Voluntarily laicized per 6/7/12 statement from Diocese.

Source: Associated Press 5.2.02; Catholic Courer 6.7.12; Democrat & Chornicle 5.4.02; Post-Standard 5.4.02; Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 5.3.02; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12; Post-Standard 05.12.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02


Schnacky

Name: Schnacky, Paul R.
Year: 1953
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Placed on leave without privileges 5/10 after allegations of improper contact with minors in 1970s. He was serving at St. Philip Neri in Rochester at the time of the allegations. Review board said investigation confirmed the complaint. Canonical proceedings are not complete as of 6/12.

Source: Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12; Catholic Courier 10.09.04; Catholic Courier 05.16.10; Evening Tribune 05.17.10; WENY 05.20.10; Evening Tribune 05.23.10


Sewar

Name: Sewar, Dennis R.
Year: 1983
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Charged with abuse of 14 yr old boy from 1999-2001. Trial set for 8/06. Allowed to plead guilty to lesser charge of attempted endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. Sentenced to 1 yr probation. In 9/08 he was teaching in Hong Kong school until a parent googled him and found his record on this website. Involuntarily dismissed from clerical state per 6/7/12 statement from Diocese.

Source: Democrat and Chronicle 8.2.05; WHAM 8.2.05; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 07.24.05; WROC 07.24.05; Catholic Courier 07.25.05; Democrat and Chronicle 07.25.05; Post-Standard 07.25.05; Star Gazette 07.25.05; Catholic Courier 08.18.05; Democrat and Chronicle 11.23.05; Democrat Chronicle 02.01.06; Democrat and Chronicle 04.04.06; Democrat & Chronicle 08.01.06; Press and Sun-Bulletin 05.05.07; Straits Times 09.15.08

Assignments: WROC 9.15.08 (add'l article); South China Morning Post 9.16.08 (add'l article); Earthtimes 9.16.08 (add'l article); Catholic Courier 6.7.12 (add'l article); Rochester Homepage 6.7.12 (add'l article); SNAP Statement 6.7.12 (add'l article)


Shaw

Name: Shaw, Dennis J.
Year: 1974
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: In 12/10 Shaw was placed on leave without privileges from current position as parochial administrator of Holy Family Church in Auburn after allegations that he abused a child in late 1970s at St. Francis of Assisi in Rochester (now closed). Diocese says allegations are "credible." Shaw lives in Auburn but was fired from job at YMCA 2/12.

Source: Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12; The Citizen 2.9.12; Auburn Citizen 12.12.10; Catholic Courier 12.12.10; WHEC 12.12.10; Auburn Citizen 12.13.10; Democrat and Chronicle 12.13.10; Diocese of Rochester Statement 12.13.10; Auburn Citizen 10.02.11; SNAP Wisconsin Statement 10.13.11; The Citizen 02.10.12; WSYR 02.10.12


Name: Shaw, Gary P.
Year: 1972
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Assigned to St. John the Evangelist in Clyde in 1973, then St. Margaret Mary in Irondequoit 1974-77. The alleged abuse occurred during his time at St. Margaret Mary. Per the diocese, Shaw resigned from ministry in 1977 and was "dispensed from the clerical state" in 1978.

Source: Democrat & Chronicle 06.06.18; Democrat and Chronicle 06.06.18; Rochester First 06.06.18


Name: Simon, David P.
Year: 1967
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Placed on leave without privileges 5/02 after allegations resurfaced of sexual abuse more than 20 years ago previously. Incidents of sex abuse involving teenage boys were reported against Simon from 1973 to 1982 so Diocese knew of his history. Apparently his victim(s) had come forward again in 2002 to protest the fact that he was still in ministry.

Source: Associated Press 05.03.02; Press and Sun Bulletin 05.03.02; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 05.03.02; Democrat and Chronicle 05.04.02; Post-Standard 05.04.02; Associated Press 05.10.02; Post-Standard 05.12.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Press and Sun Bulletin 05.05.07; Catholic Courier 06.07.12; Rochester Homepage 06.07.12; SNAP Statement 06.07.12; Democrat and Chronicle 06.06.18


Steger

Name: Steger, John J.
Year: 1951
Outcome: Arrested
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Placed on leave 5/06 after allegations that he had recently sexually abused a 12-yr-old girl. Criminal charges filed. Steger pleaded not guilty to all charges. In 3/07 Prosecutors and defense counsel began trying to reach a plea agreement due to Steger's age (80) and poor physical condition. Still on leave when he died 3/08 and criminal proceedings were not complete per 6/7/12 statement from Diocese.

Source: Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12; WROC (Gates NY) 05.17.06; Democrat & Chronicle 05.18.06; WROC (Gates NY) 05.24.06; Democrat & Chronicle 07.13.06; Democrat & Chronicle 08.24.06; Democrat & Chronicle 03.18.07; Democrat & Chronicle 03.21.07; Democrat & Chronicle 03.22.07; Press and Sun-Bulletin 05.05.07; Democrat & Chronicle 08.01.07; MPNnow 03.04.08; WHEC 03.05.08


Sundholm

Name: Sundholm, Conrad
Year: 1955
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Over a 44 yr career, Sundholm served in 6 parishes in Rochester. He retired to St. Petersburg, FL in 1999. In 11/09 his privileges were removed by Rochester after allegations that he sexually abused a minor in the mid-1970s while assigned to St. Salome Church in Irondequoit from 1974-1982. Review board found allegations to be credible and matter was sent to Vatican. Canonical proceedings are not complete as of 6/12.

Source: Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12; Democrat and Chronicle 11.17.09; Post-Standard 11.17.09; The Citizen 11.17.09; WHEC 11.17.09; Democrat and Chronicle 11.18.09


Valenti

Name: Valenti, Thomas J.
Year: 1976
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Administrator at Blessed Trinity when named publicly in 6/18 as having been accused of the sexual abuse of a minor, ages 15-17, 1975-77. Per Attorney Mitchell Garabedian, the alleged abuse began when Valenti was a deacon and continued after ordination, to his time at St. Mary's of the Lake in Ontario NY. The diocese stated that, in 2003, the allegation was "investigated, reviewed and determined to be unsubstantiated." Valenti requested a leave of absence "in order to address this matter."

Source: Democrat & Chronicle 06.06.18; Democrat & Chronicle 06.06.18; Rochester First 06.06.18; Star Gazette 06.06.18; Mount Pleasant Daily Voice 06.07.18; Spectrum Local News 06.10.18; WBNG 06.10.18; Press Connects 06.13.18; Rochester First 06.14.18; WHEC-TV 06.15.18


Name: Vogt, Francis H.
Year: 1938
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: In 2002 Diocese revealed it had received two credible complaints against Vogt, one in 1993 and the other in 2002. Vogt, then 90, was living in Convent Infirmary, reportedly frail and unable to remember some events. He retired in 1982. Four other men have also made allegations. Reports say Vogt molested pre-teen boys in 1950s-1970s at St. Bridget Church. After canonical process, he was assigned to life of prayer & penance per 6/7/12 notice from diocese. Died 10/16/06.

Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 08.24.02; Catholic Courier 06.07.12; SNAP statement 06.07.12; Rochester Homepage 0 12.07.16; Democrat and Chronicle 06.06.18


Volino

Name: Volino, Michael
Year: 1992
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Charged with possession of child porn on computer. Pleaded guilty 5/05. In 12/05 he was sentenced to 15 months in prison. Scheduled to be released in early 2007. He will remain on administrative leave pending a decision by the diocesan review board and, if necessary, by Rome. Volino fought against having to register as a (low level) sex offender but court ruled 2/07 that he had to.

Source: Affidavit in Support of Federal Warrant; Democrat and Chronicle 3.14.05 (2nd); Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 03.10.05; WSTM 03.10.05; Democrat and Chronicle 03.14.05; Diocese of Rochester Statement 03.14.05; Democrat and Chronicle 03.15.05; Addition Statement by Archdiocese of Rochester 03.18.05; WSTM 03.19.05; Democrat and Chronicle 04.12.05; Democrat and Chronicle 05.25.05; WHEC 10.13.05; Democrat and Chronicle 12.14.05; Catholic Courier 12.24.05; Democrat and Chronicle 01.23.07

Assignments: Democrat and Chronicle 2.16.07 (add'l article); Democrat & Chronicle 5.23.07 (add'l article); Catholic Courier 6.7.12 (add'l article); Rochester Homepage 6.7.12 (add'l article); SNAP Statement 6.7.12 (add'l article)


Winterkorn

Name: Winterkorn, Robert J.
Year: 1956
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rochester, NY

Note: Allegations of abuse beginning about 1983. Assigned St. John the Evangelist Church. Bishop requested resignation after Winterkorn admitted to a long-term sexual relationship with a female parishioner that began when she was a minor. No criminal charges filed. His privileges were removed. After canonical process, he was assigned to life of prayer & penance per 6/7/12 notice from diocese.

Source: Post Standard 09.30.93; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 04.22.02; Democrat and Chronicle 07.25.05; Catholic Courier 06.07.12; Rochester Homepage 06.07.12; SNAP Statement 06.07.12


Diocese of Rockville Centre

Allen

Name: Allen, Peter A.
Year: 1971
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Placed on leave from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in 12/06 after prosecutors told diocese of credible allegation of abuse by one person. Allen was mentioned in a 2003 civil suit filed against Fr. Eugene Vollmer and Diocese. Suit says he knew or should have known of abuse of 4 boys by Vollmer at rectory of St. Joseph's parish in Ronkonkoma. Retired 2011.

Source: Compasso v Vollmer et al, Supreme Court, State of NY, County of Nassau; Newsday 12.19.06; Rockville Centre Patch 02.06.18


Name: Babis, Daniel G.
Year: 1948
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Accused in 1/9/06 complaint of sexually abusing a boy and girl and three of their siblings from the early 1950s through 1968, when their father confronted Babis. The abuse, which allegedly included fondling and photographing his naked victims, occurred in the children's home while their father was ill, in church buildings including a home for retired nuns, and on overnight trips. Babis was transferred to Florida in 1970. He died there in 12/12/78. Since the suit was filed, fat least four others reportedly have alleged abuse during the 1960s at Babis' last NY parish: two brothers and a sister in one family and a girl fondled at age nine in the rectory.

Source: New York Post 01.12.06; Newsday 01.12.06; Newsday 02.06.06; Newsday 02.07.06; Newsday 10.01.06

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Bergin

Name: Bergin, James J.
Year: 1961
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Accused of abuse of at least two individuals. Died 1992. 1 claim settled for $25K in fall, 1993. Weeks later, plaintiff was dead of heroin overdose. Parents furious that Alan Placa (for diocese) agreed to cash settlement with person who was an active addict. Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of Priest E matches a public allegation against Bergin. Named in 2003 civil suit.

Source: Newsday 05.14.02; Newsday 06.03.02; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; Newsday 04.15.03

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Breslawski

Name: Breslawski, William G.
Year: 1979
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Monsignor. Complaint to diocese in 2002 from person alleging that Breslawski had sexually abused the person's friend in 7th or 8th grade, in 1980. Diocese revisited file in 2018, gave reporter's name to D.A. and launched internal investigation. Files showed another complaint in 2002 by two people alleging that in 1984 Breslawsi was inappropriate with them, both adults during the incident. Suspended 9/18.

Source: AP via Fox News 09.29.18; Diocese of Rockville Center Statement 09.29.18; Newsday 09.29.18; Newsday 09.29.18; Daily Caller 10.01.18; LongIsland com 10.02.18


Brinker

Name: Brinker, Brian J.
Year: 1988
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Woman filed complaint in 1996 with police and diocese accusing Brinker of inappropriately touching her son on trip to San Francisco and showing him pornographic movies in Las Vegas. Psychiatric report was completed but Brinker kept in ministry. Placed on leave 3/02 due to same allegation, later allowed to resume work. In 2005 the Vatican deemed the claims unsubstantiated. Suspended in 10/18 after new allegation of abuse of a youth in the 1990s.

Source: Newsday 04.10.02; Newsday 01.25.05; LongIsland com 10.02.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Brown

Name: Brown, Robert L.
Year: 1957
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Diocese received allegation in 2014 that Brown sexually abused a boy beginning when he was age 16, 1981-1989. The boy was a parishioner of St. Catherine of Sienna in Franklin Square, and reportedly had gone to Brown for guidance. The abuse is said to have occurred during sleepovers in the rectory and included rape. Brown's accuser said he told other priests about the abuse in confessions, but no one helped him. Brown died in the mid-1990s. Accuser received 500k in 2018 from compensation program set up by diocese.

Source: New York Times 10.16.17; News12 Long Island 10.16.17; Newsday 02.13.18; LI Herald 02.15.18; LI Herald 08.09.18


Burke

Name: Burke (Rockville Ctr), William Michael
Year: 1946
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Salesian
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Burke is named as an abusive priest in one of two massive lawsuits filed against Diocese of Rockville Centre in 2003. He is accused of abusing an elementary school student in 1970s. First time the abuse occurred, Burke was still a deacon. Burke died in house fire in 1995.

Source: Newsday 03.14.95; Journal News 06.19.02; Newsday 04.15.03

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Name: Butler, John R.
Year: 1957
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Ordained for Richmond VA diocese. Worked in WV, Rockville Centre, Trenton & Metuchen Dioceses. Removed from duties 2002 in Metuchen after man complained to Diocese that he and numerous others had been abused by Butler in Rockville Centre in 1950s and1960s. Diocese just moved him to Brooklyn. Also abused at least 1 in Metuchen. This individual was included in Metuchen settlement of 2/03.

Source: Asbury Park Press 04.16.02; Newsday 04.23.02; Star Ledger 01.30.03; NY Times 01.31.03; Long Island Newsday 02.12.03; Daily News 04.15.03; NY Times 06.13.03

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Carroll

Name: Carroll (in New York), Michael A.
Year: 1985
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Placed on leave in Spring, 2002 from his assignment as chaplain at Mercy Medical Center after accusation of abuse. Cleared by Vatican and reinstated in 2004. Identified as Priest P in Suffolk Cty Grand Jury Report. of 2003. Report indicates that he left several parishes suddenly and had complaints against him of inappropriate sexual contact with a teenage boy as well as young men over the age of 18.

Source: Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; Newsday 02.11.03; Newsday 05.09.04; Newsday 01.24.05

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Charland

Name: Charland, Peter
Year: 1972
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: In 2/18 it was announced that 8 people had filed claims with the diocese's Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Plan, alleging sex abuse as children by Charland in the early 1970s. The 8 were members of St. Phillips and James parish's "PJ Folk Singers". One man said the abuse started when he was age 11, and that it occurred in the rectory, in Charland's car, and on a choir trip to Romania. Some families reportedly complained to the diocese about Charland's behavior in the mid-1970s. Charland appears to have left ministry by 1976. He went on to marry a woman with 3 sons and to work as a psychotherapist with children. He died in 2004.

Source: Charland letter Summer 1995; Hartford Courant via Legacycom 06.10.04; News12 Long Island 02.15.18; Times Beacon Record 02.18.18; Newsday 04.27.18

Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History


Name: Chasse, Gerard J. (Jerry)
Year: 1971
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: 1994 civil suit (later dismissed on statute of limitations issue) alleges that Chasse repeatedly sexually abused and sexually molested a youth from January, 1969 through December, 1976 in Brentwood, NY. Chasse moved to Montana in 1977 and served for 3 years before leaving the priesthood in 1980. Has been identified as Priest I in the Suffolk Co. Grand Jury Report of 2003.

Source: Newsday 04.23.02; Newsday 06.03.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report on Priest I, 01.17.03; Newsday 02.12.03

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Name: Congro, Basil Peter
Year: 1978
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Accused in 4/14/03 suit of groping and sodomizing a boy 1980-83, starting at age 15, in the Rockville Centre NY diocese. Some abuse in confessional. Moved to Fresno CA diocese and was a Navy chaplain 1983-94. Then to Charleston SC diocese; worked as pastor; also in Navy reserves. Charleston says it learned of allegation in 6/02; deemed it credible; put Congro on administrative leave in Fall 2002. Bishop Robert Baker wrote letter to priests in 4/03 after suit was filed.

Source: Post & Courier 12.21.95; Newsday 04.15.03; Associated Press 04.29.03; Post & Courier 04.29.03

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Cooper

Name: Cooper, Damian Lawrence
Year: 1986
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Accused by woman in 1994; archdiocese of Vancouver 'does not dispute'. At age 15 met Cooper, chaplain at retreat. At age 16 received counseling from him at cathedral offices. 'Sexual relationship' 1985-1992 starting at age 17, including sex at motels. Cooper was removed and sent for treatment. May have been assigned in OR for brief time in 1994-1995. Worked 1995-2001 in Rockville Centre NY, which was 'fully informed' but 'optimistic'; removed for similar behavior not involving minor. Believed in US as of 2012. A/K/A Lawrence Dean Cooper and Fr Damien. Accuser from 1994 filed civil suit in Canada 12/12. Set for trial 9/14.

Source: Vancouver Sun 12.13.12; SNAP Statement 12.14.12; Vancouver Sun 12.14.12; Vancouver Sun 12.14.12; SNAP Statement 12.17.12; Vancouver Sun 01.19.13; Sylvia's Site 04.26.14


Name: Czarniewicz, Gloria
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Holy Family of Nazareth
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Czarniewica accused by nun of abusing her in 1968-1969 when she was 20 year old student. Czarniewica was mother superior of a convent in New York at the time of the alleged abuse. Woman's allegations ignored. Filed suit in 1989. Suit was dismissed 1995 on statute of limitations.

Source: Newsday 07.14.94; Newsday 01.11.95


Name: D'Andrea, Edward R.
Year: 1973
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Placed on leave 4/11 from position as pastor of Our Lady of the Snow in Blue Point "in accordance with the Dallas Charter" [re protection of children and young people]. No information yet on actual accusation or when it occurred. Investigation is underway. Still shown on administrative leave as of 10/13/13.

Source: Bayport-Blue Point Patch 04.20.11; Long Island Press 04.21.11; SNAP Statement 04.21.11

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


DeVita

Name: DeVita, Thomas F.
Year: 1978
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Confessed publicly in 1998 to "a sexual relationship" with 16 yr old youth in New York in 1978. Boy's mom had confronted him in 1978. She told Aux. Bishop G. Ryan in 1984 and he promised intervention. Mom learned DeVita was still active in 1993 and went to diocese again. Diocese paid a $50,000 settlement to the victim in 1993. DeVita sent for therapy. Worked in Venice Florida and later became part of Kalamazoo Diocese. Was working there in 2002 when he was removed from duty.

Source: Newsday 08.29.98; Sun Sentinel 04.20.02; Palm Beach Post 04.21.02; Newsday 04.23.02; Sun-Sentinel 04.24.02; South Bend Tribune 04.30.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Grand Rapid Press 06.20.02; Detroit News 07.28.02; New York Times 08.01.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Ditta

Name: Ditta, Angelo J.
Year: 1986
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Ditta was accused in 1997 of repeatedly molesting a young boy years earlier. The youth & his therapist met with Alan Placa, the Diocese's vice chancellor and described abuse beginning at age 9. Ditta sent for therapy but then assigned to parish work without notification of his past. No reports made to police until 2002. Ditta removed from parish in 2002. Named in 2003 civil suit. Identified as Priest H in the 2003 Suffolk Co Grand Jury Report.

Source: Compasso v. Volmer et al, Supreme Court, State of NY, County of Nassau;; Newsday 04.03.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 01.18.03; Newsday 04.15.03

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Duvelsdorf

Name: Duvelsdorf, Peter L.
Year: 1958
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Duvelsdorf was accused of molesting 2 brothers in 1978. After the parents found out, they called their pastor who promised to take care of matters and offered counseling. Duvelsdorf gone from parish 2 days later. Served at several parishes before moving in 1991 to Palm Beach, FL and worked in parishes there. Arrested there in 1997 for public lewdness. Retired 2000. Believed to have died June 12, 2009 in Uniondale, NY.

Source: Stuart News 11.15.97; Stuart News 01.23.98; Newsday 03.18.02; Cox News Service 03.22.02; Sun Sentinel 03.22.02; Palm Beach Post 03.23.02; Newsday 04.23.02; Sun Sentinel 04.24.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Palm Beach Post 02.28.04

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Fitzgerald

Name: Fitzgerald, Matthew
Year: 1968
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Accused of abuse of 1 teenage boy in Rockville Centre diocese in mid-1980s. Transferred to Palm Beach, Fl diocese in 1989. At least 4 separate allegations in parishes in Florida. Privileges removed by Palm Beach diocese in 2002. Named in 2003 civil suitin New York. Also sued in Florida. Identified as Priest B in the Suffolk Co Grand Jury Report

Source: Tribune 2.7.10; Sun-Sentinel 04.20.02; Newsday 04.23.02; Sun-Sentinel 04.24.02; Newsday 06.03.02; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; Newsday 02.11.03; Newsday.com 03.18.03; Newsday 04.24.03; Sun-Sentinel 09.25.03; Sun-Sentinel 10.15.03; Palm Beach Post 02.28.04; Newsday 12.04.04; Sun-Sentinel 12.04.04

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Hands

Name: Hands, Michael R.
Year: 1993
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Arrested 5/01 and charged with sexual abuse of a 13-yr-old boy over a year and a half period. Another allegation surfaced involving a 22-yr-old man abused about 10 yrs previously. Sentenced 2003 to 2 yrs jail and to 6 mo jail and 5 yrs probation. Released 4/04; requested laicization. Identified as Priest W in Suffolk Co. Grand Jury report of 1/03. On NY Sex Offender Registry. Arrested in 7/17 related to report of abuse 7/24/17 of a teen boy in Charlton. Charges included sodomy, sex abuse and using a child in a sexual performance. Also accused of possession and distribution of child porn Had been living at Easton Mountain Retreat, a center "created by gay men as a gift to the world," per its website. Guilty plea 1/18. Died in apparent suicide in jail 2/27/18.

Source: Newsday 03.08.02; Newsday 01.03.03; Newsday 01.03.03; Newsday 01.09.03; Newsday 01.14.03; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; Newsday 02.05.03; NY Times 03.02.03; Newsday 03.04.03; Statement by Michael Hands 03.04.03; Newsday 03.12.03; Newsday 03.13.03; Newsday 05.01.04; Newsday 04.12.05; Newsday 09.05.17; Post-Star (Glen Falls NY) 09.05.17; Associated Press via 12 News WBNG 09.06.17; CBS 6 News WRGB 09.06.17; Post-Star 09.06.17; Times Union 09.06.17; Post Star 01.05.18; The Times-Union 01.05.18; Newsday 02.27.18; Times Union 02.27.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Hasselbach

Name: Hasselbach, Kenneth C.
Year: 1966
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Hasselbach permanently removed in 1994 after accusations he abused 2 boys some 20 yrs previously. Allegations surfaced shortly after Hasselbach was sent for therapy because another priest had found pornography in his room. He admitted abusing a 12 yr old youth in 1974 but said the youth's version was exaggerated and he thought the youth was older than 12 or 13. Arrested 1/09 in Ft. Lauderdale FL for possession of internet child pornography. Pleaded guilty; sentenced to 2 yrs prison 1/10.

Source: Miami Herald 2.1.09; Miami Herald 2.4.10; Newsday 2.3.09; Newsday 2.3.10; Orlando Sentinel 2.3.10; Newsday 02.24.94; Newsday 03.13.02; Sun Sentinel 01.30.09; Newsday 03.15.09; CBS4 02.03.10

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Huneke

Name: Huneke, Robert D.
Year: 1969
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Marist
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Former Notre Dame rector. In 1980 a man reported to diocese abuse by Huneke for years, starting when he was age 13. He also notified FL bishop where Huneke was working. FL sent him back to NY in 1982. Man went public in 1989 and again in 1993. Huneke left priesthood in 1989. Two other accusers came forward in 1993. In 2002 the man learned that Huneke was working as a high school guidance counselor in Atlanta and notified Order that ran school; Huneke was fired. Huneke died in 2002. Identified as Priest M in the 2003 Suffolk Co. Grand Jury Report. Suit filed 10/18 against Dioceses of Rockville Centre and St. Petersburg by a man alleging he was sexually abused by Huneke at age 9 in 1981 while attending Christ the King church and school in Tampa.

Source: Newsday 04.12.02; Newsday 04.23.02; St Petersburg Times 05.24.02; Tampa Tribune 05.24.02; Suffolk Co Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; South Bend Tribune 05.06.03; Notre Dame Magazine 07.01.03; Tribune 07.04.04; Newsday 05.26.05; The Orderver 04.25.10; SNAP Statement 01.09.11; Philadelphia Magazine 05.20.11; Notre Dame Magazine 07.12.13; Times Herald 03.22.14; Newsday 05.28.14; Atlanta Journal-Constitution 04.05.16; Atlanta Journal-Constitution 04.06.16; Newsday 11.14.17; WFDS Tampa Bay 10.16.18; Tampa Bay Times 10.17.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Logan

Name: Logan, William R.
Year: 1969
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Accused of abuse of 2 girls in 1970s-1980s. Placed on leave March 2006. One woman tape-recorded conversation with him just before his suspension. He denies all allegations. A parent came forward to say she had complained about his behavior to Diocese inearly 1980s. Diocese reinstated him in Sept. 2006 after review board could not substantiate complaints. Suit filed 9/06. Both women plaintiffs filed criminal complaints in Feb. 2007.

Source: Newsday 04.09.06; NY Post 04.09.06; Newsday 04.11.06; Newsday 09.15.06; WCBS 09.16.06; Newsday 09.30.06; Newsday 10.01.06; Newsday 02.27.07


Magee

Name: Magee, Finian (Robert)
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Franciscan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: In April, 2003 civil suit. McGee (properly spelled Magee) is accused of groping and rubbing against a 12 yr old boy in early 1970s. He was the boy's 6th grade homeroom teacher and allegedly molested him in the classroom and in his private school office. Died 8/27/93.

Source: Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn 08.27.93; Newsday 04.15.03

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Mahoney

Name: Mahoney, John E
Year: 1964
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Capuchin Franciscan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Named for the first time in 4/03 lawsuit, Mahoney allegedly spanked and caressed the bare buttocks of an 11 year old boy on a trip to West Point in 1967. Future attempts to molest the boy 'occurred in the sacristy, the bell tower and in defendant's car.' At the time of the alleged abuse, Mahoney was the Director of the Capuchins' St Francis Retreat House, across the Hudson from West Point. For many years, Mahoney celebrated Mass at St Barnabas Church in Bellmore, on Long Island, where the complainant was a parishioner. Another accused Capuchin, Fr Gabriel Massaro, also has a Garrison connection. In addition to the Rockville Centre diocese and the NY archdiocese, Mahoney was assigned to a parish in the Manchester NH diocese 1990-1994. Died 12/15/04.

Source: Newsday 04.15.03; St Barnabas Church Bulletin 10.31.04; Capuchin Necrology 12.15.04; Journal News 12.15.04

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Name: Massaro, Gabriel
Year: 1966
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Capuchin Friar
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Massaro, founder and longtime head of Youth Ministry program for Northeast province of the Capuchins, was accused in 2002 of molesting several boys, including one in Long Island and one from Queens, a number of years previously. He was removed from his assignment in New Hampshire (no claims of offense there) and placed on leave. Remained a priest without privileges.

Source: Osceola (FL) Sentinel 03.21.98; Newsday 08.15.02; Associated Press 08.16.02; Times Beacon Record 02.18.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


McComiskey

Name: McComiskey, Joseph C.
Year: 1970
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Per June 28, 2002 article McComiskey, pastor of St. Edward the Confessor Church, Syosset, since 1990, had been forced to retire recently after allegation against him was made to Diocese sex abuse hotline. The matter was referred to local prosecutors. No other information found.

Source: Newsday 06.28.02

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


McConaghy

Name: McConaghy, R. Thomas
Year: 1981
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: LaSalle Christian Brother
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Resigned. Accused of abuse of a student at a military academy in New York state between 1973-1975, prior to his ordination. He was ordained for the Norwich CT diocese and they did inform the Rockville Centre diocese of the abuse allegation.

Source: 1010 WINS (New York) 03.08.05; Norwich Bulletin 03.08.05; The Day 03.08.05; The Westerly (RI) Sun 03.19.05; Norwich Bulletin 03.30.05

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


McGeever

Name: McGeever, John J.
Year: 1968
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Brother of Mercy prior to priesthood. Assigned to parishes in Huntington, New Hyde Park, Mineola, and to St. Agnes Cathedral. Pastor of St. Joachim's in Cedarhurst when he died 1/21/93. In 2014 a man told the diocese McKeever sexually abused him, including sodomy, for two years starting in 1981 when he was a 10-year-old St. Agnes Cathedral altar boy. Another man alleged in 11/17 that McGeever sexually abused him beginning at age 14, 1983-93. McGeever reportedly paid the boy to do work around the church, asked him to help him shower so he wouldn't fall, and said boy would be sent to foster care if he told. Allegedly abused at parishes in Rockville Centre, Mineaola and Cedarhurst. McGeever died 11/21/93.

Source: Long Island News and Owl Obituary 12.09.93; LI Herald 11.02.17; LI Herald 08.09.18; LI Herald 10.11.18


McKeon

Name: McKeon, Brian A.
Year: 1977
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: 2/03 story says McKeon abused one youth in 1987. Youth died and McKeon conducted funeral. He then went on to abuse the victim's brother. Family later found out & went to Msgr. Placa. Then saw McKeon marching in parade as police chaplain in 2001. Removed from active ministry 2001. Known to have problems with alcohol. He abused at least 9 boys. Laicized 2003. Died suddenly 4/09 in FL. Identified as Priest C in 2003 Grand Jury report.

Source: Newsday 03.13.02; Newsday 04.02.02; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; Newsday 02.13.03; Riverhead (NY) News-Review Online 02.13.03; Newsday.com 03.18.03; Newsday 04.15.03; Newsday 04.30.09

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Michell

Name: Michell, George J.
Year: 1964
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Placed on leave 2003 after recent revelation of 20-year complaint of "inappropriate conduct." Michell "strongly" denied the accusation. He was apparently reinstated because he retired as pastor of St. Patrick's in Southold in June, 2010. As of 2012, he is shown as Pastor Emeritus and is still performing funerals and other events.

Source: Newsday 06.15.03; Suffolk Times 05.27.10


Millar

Name: Millar, Andrew L.
Year: 1958
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Ordained in Ireland and had worked in Rockville Centre since 1964. Retired 1999. Arrested 5/00 on charges that he sexually abused a 15 yr old learning disabled/developmentally delayed youth in a bathroom. Pleaded guilty and sentenced to 1-3 yrs in prison in 11/00. 17 yr old altar boy complained in 1999 that Millar had abused him in 1991. Millar sent for treatment and "retired." 3 other complaints made since 1995. Priest V in the Suffolk Co. Grand Jury Report. Laicized.

Source: Tribune 2.7.10; Newsday 05.17.00; New York Daily News 11.16.00; Newsday 03.19.02; Newsday 06.03.02; Newsday 07.31.02; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; Newsday 02.26.03; Newsday 08.23.04; Newsday 01.24.05

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Miller

Name: Miller, James C.
Year: 1983
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Per 2002 article, Miller and Rockville Centre Diocese were sued in 1994 because Miller allegedly sexually abused 2 teenage boys. After complaint, Miller was removed from working with children and sent to Catholic Univ. in Wash. DC to study canon law. Case settled (and sealed) but sources say diocese made cash settlement and agreed to pay for counseling. Miller said suit was settled without his permission. He denied the allegations.

Source: Newsday 03.13.02; Newsday 03.19.02; Times Beacon Record 02.21.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Miraglia

Name: Miraglia, Salvatore J.
Year: 1975
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Per 2002 news articles, Miraglia left Long Island parish in 1982 after a complaint that he allegedly asked teenage boys to disrobe. For several years he celebrated mass in Pompano Beach, FL. He left this position in April, 2002 and was placed on leave. Per 2002 Catholic Directory, he was assigned to Rockville Centre Diocese but shown as "Priests released from Diocesan Assignment."

Source: Newsday 04.23.02; Sun-Sentinel 04.24.02; Sun-Sentinel 04.28.02; USA Today 11.11.02

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Mott

Name: Mott, John D.
Year: 1956
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Mott is alleged to have abused a 15 yr old girl in 1960s. She filed civil suit in 1994 and at least 4 other women have come forward with similar complaints. Mott took a 6 mo leave after the other women came forward. Mott underwent psychiatric evaluation twice; he was found to not be in need of counseling either time. Suit dropped 1995 due to SOL. Two of the women filed suit in 1997; suit dismissed 1998. Diocese settled with both women. Mott is dead.

Source: Newsday 01.12.95; Newsday 10.05.95; Newsday 03.13.97; Newsday 08.21.97; Newsday 06.07.02; USA Today 11.11.02

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Mundy

Name: Mundy, Joseph T.
Year: 1981
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: A religious educator learned during a church retreat in 1994 that a 14 -r-old former altar boy was being "groomed" for sex by Mundy and she reported the matter to Msgr. Alan Placa (later accused of abuse himself). The alleged victim claimed that Mundy also abused his close friend. Mundy refused to go for treatment to St. Luke's but did agree to private counselor on Long Island. He was identified as Priest A in the 2003 Grand Jury Report re Diocese.

Source: Suffolk Co Grand Jury Report; Newsday 06.03.02; Newsday 02.11.03; Riverhead News Review Online 02.13.03; Times Beacon Record 02.21.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Name: Murphy, Howard
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Marist
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Murphy, a teacher and guidance counselor at St. Mary's High School in 1984, was named as a defendant in one of two civil suits filed in April 2003. Suits contain allegations for the first time against 9 priests and brothers. Abuse by Murphy is alleged to have occurred in 1984 during a retreat in upstate New York. Sexual and psychological abuse alleged.

Source: Compasso v Vollmer et al, Supreme Court, State of NY, County of Nassau; Newsday 04.15.03; Newsday 04.15.03

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Nee

Name: Nee, Kenneth T.
Year: 1953
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Nee "retired" in 2002 but had his priestly faculties removed because of allegations of sexual misconduct with a teenager in 1960s. Died February 19, 2006.

Source: Newsday 05.04.02; Newsday 06.28.02

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Newman

Name: Newman, Louis I.
Year: 1958
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Newman was listed in Long Island Catholic as retiring in 2002. Article says his priestly faculties removed because of allegations of sexual misconduct. Per same 2002 article, Newman had been working in San Diego Diocese for at least the last 10 years. He left the Rockville Center Diocese in late 1980s. He is listed as affiliated with San Diego, California Diocese in both 1993 and 2002 Catholic Directories.

Source: Newsday 06.28.02

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Parisi

Name: Parisi, Frank J.
Year: 1985
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesen
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in Malverne NY for 11 years. Suspended 6/16 due to allegation of "inappropriate behavior with a minor " 20 yrs previously at another parish.

Source: LI Herald 06.20.16; News 12 06.20.16; Crux 06.29.16; Daily Journal 06.29.16; News 12 06.29.16; News 12 06.29.16; LI Herald 07.06.16


Placa

Name: Placa, Alan J.
Year: 1970
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Placa, an attorney and former vice chancellor of Rockville Centre Diocese, was for years the diocese's chief contact with victims. Resigned 2002 after police investigated allegations. Identified as Priest F in 2002 report of Grand Jury investigation of Rockville Diocese. As of 2007 he remained close friends with Rudy Giuliani and worked at Giuliani's firm. Fully restored to active (retired) status 12/09 after review by Rome found him to be not guilty of the allegation of sexual abuse of a minor

Source: Newsday 04.17.02; NY Times 04.19.02; Newsday 05.14.02; Newsday 06.03.02; Newsday 06.07.02; Newsday 06.14.02; Suffolk Co Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; NY Times 02.01.03; Newsday 02.11.03; Telegram & Gazette 02.17.03; NY Times 02.20.03; Compasso et al v Volmer et al, 04.14.03; Newsday 04.15.03; NY Times 12.04.03; Worcester Telegram & Gazette 07.22.07

Assignments: ABC News 10.23.07 (add'l article); EDGE Boston 10.24.07 (add'l article); Albany Times Union 11.07.07 (add'l article); Inside Catholic 11.26.07 (add'l article); Statement by Diocese of Rockville Centre 12.4.09 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Name: Priest G, Priest G
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Accused of abuse of numerous altar boys per Suffolk County Grand Jury Report. Name withheld. Abuse began when he was a deacon. Diocese repeatedly transferred him with knowledge of his history.

Source: BA.org Link to Other Info; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; Newsday 02.11.03


Name: Priest K, Priest K
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Accused of abuse of one youth during his very first assignment. In 1998, this individual recorded a conversation in which the Priest admitted the abuse. Plaintiff later sued and settled for $160,000. Priest K later abused another youth whose father complained to the Diocese. Priest K was still allowed to remain at the parish.

Source: BA.org Link to Other Information; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; Newsday 02.11.03


Name: Priest L, Priest L
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: This priest is accused in the Suffolk County Grand Jury Report of abusing 3 out of 4 brothers. The 4th brother committed suicide before it could be learned if he ha also been abused. Diocese finally settled with the remaining 3 brothers for $65,000 each.

Source: BA.org Link to Other Information; Suffock County Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; Newsday 02.10.03; Newsday 02.11.03


Name: Priest N, Priest N
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Accused of abuse of girls in two parishes per 2003 Suffolk County Grand Jury Report. Name withheld. When the abuse was reported to the Diocese, Diocese just said it was a "cultural difference" because the priest was from a country in the South Pacific.

Source: BA.org Link to Other Information; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; Newsday 02.11.03


Name: Priest Q, Priest Q
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Per Suffolk County Grand Jury Report of 1/03, the supervising pastor of this unidentified priest found pornographic tapes in his room. One of the tapes was of "sexual activity with an underage boy apparently from the parish." The priest admitted to abuse of a 15 yr old boy but Diocese never reported the matter to the police.

Source: BA.org Link to Other Information; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; Newsday 02.11.03


Name: Priest R, Priest R
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Per 1/03 Suffolk County Grand Jury Report, this unnamed priest worked in a diocesan school where 7 youths complained that he abused them and gave them drugs, alcohol and pornography. After he confessed to the abuse and received therapy, he was reassigned as a hospital chaplain.

Source: BA.org Link to Other Information; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; Newsday 02.11.03


Name: Priest S, Priest S
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Per 1/03 Suffolk County Grand Jury Report, this unnamed priest is said to have molested and raped 4 teenage girls in his parish. The Diocese returned him to a parish even after psychiatrist said he should never again work as a priest. New allegations followed his return to work.

Source: BA.org Link to Other Information; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; Newsday 02.11.03


Name: Priest U, Priest U
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: This unnamed priest was accused of abuse per 1/03 Suffolk County Grand Jury Report. The diocese reportedly settled with one victim for $50,000.

Source: BA.org Link to Other Information; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; Newsday 02.11.03


Ribaudo

Name: Ribaudo, Charles A.
Year: 1967
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Ribaudo was placed on leave and then "retired" in 2002 after allegation that he had molested Michael Hands as a high school student. Hands went on to become a priest and in 2002 pleaded guilty to abusing a teenage boy. Rev. Hands claimed that a church official offered him cash if he promised to keep quiet about charges against Ribaudo, one of Diocese's best fund-raisers. Ribaudo, Priest O in the Grand Jury Report, admitted in therapy that he had abused "at least 12 boys." Reportedly died in 2016.

Source: Suffolk Co Grand Jury Report; Newsday 04.05.02; Newsday 06.28.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Newsday 01.03.03; Newsday 01.03.03; NY Times 01.04.03; Newsday 01.09.03; Newsday 02.11.03; Newsday 02.11.03; Associated Press 03.12.03; Newsday 03.12.03; Newsday 04.15.03; Newsday 01.24.05; Newsday 11.14.17; Rockville Centre Patch 02.05.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Riordan

Name: Riordan (Reardon), Brendan P.
Year: 1970
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Child molestation suit settled in 1995 named Riordan and 3 other priests. Plaintiff alleged abuse at House of Affirmation in Worcester diocese. Riordan denies any sexual involvement with plaintiff. He served on the board of Community Organization for Parents and Youth (COPAY) a Long Island nonprofit that counsels drug-addicted teens. but COPAY denies current affiliation. Riordan appointed pastor of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Great Neck in 1998. Still there 11/2012

Source: Telegram & Gazette 4.1.03; Worcester Telegram and Gazette 9.1.02; Barry Settlement 10.06.95; Boston Herald 02.25.02; NY Times 04.19.02; Telegram & Gazette 05.22.02; Telegram and Gazette 02.17.03; NY Times 09.17.05; SNAP Statement 11.12.09; NY Post 11.13.09

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Saccacio

Name: Saccacio, Robert J.
Year: 1961
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Saccacio was placed on leave and then "retired" effective May 2002 with allegations against him that he abused a teenager in 1960s. His priestly faculties were removed. He was named in one of two multimillion-dollar suits filed against Diocese in April, 2003. Suit alleges he abused an altar boy in 1970s. This allegation is separate from allegations that resulted in Saccacio being placed on leave in 2002.

Source: Newsday 05.04.02; Babylon (NY) Beacon 05.16.02; Newsday 06.28.02; Newsday 04.15.03

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Saloy

Name: Saloy, Thomas G.
Year: 1988
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocese
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Arrested 11/17/06 after year-long investigation of Saloy's activity in internet chat rooms. The investigation began when the arrest of a porn dealer revealed that Saloy was a customer. Pled guilty on 11/30/06 to possessing over 600 images of child pornography on his rectory computer. Sentenced to 3 1/2 yrs fed. prison 5/1/08. Still on administrative leave.

Source: WCBS 11.17.06; New York Daily News 11.18.06; New York Times 11.18.06; Newsday 11.18.06; Rhinelander Daily News 11.18.06; Newsday 11.20.06; Newsday 11.30.06; Reuters 11.30.06; US Attorney's Office 11.30.06; Newsday 05.02.08; NY Post 05.02.08; NY Times (AP) 05.03.08


Name: Schaefer, Richard
Year: 1958
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Schaefer was accused of abusing one youth on many instances. Schaefer was in charge of a group of young boys who wanted to be priests. The victim alleges that Schaefer abused five other boys in the group also and that a group of parents complained, and Schaefer was transferred. Schaefer was named in a lawsuit that had just been filed.

Source: Newsday 04.15.03; Newsday 04.15.03

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Soave

Name: Soave, Alfred B
Year: 1948
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Soave is named in one of two 2003 lawsuits against Diocese. The allegations in the suit are the first against Soave but he is believed to be Priest T in the Jan. 2003 Grand Jury report Report says he had a number of victims. Soave, who died in 1999, is accused of fondling a 13 yr old altar boy in late 1970s. Soave sent for therapy and later given title of Vicar for Senior Priests in 1988 when it was recommended that he not return to active ministry.

Source: Newsday 03.18.99; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 02.10.03; Newsday 04.15.03

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Stegmann

Name: Stegmann, Raymond V.
Year: 1950
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Stegmann is named as abuser in one of two lawsuits filed in 2003 against the Diocese and numerous priests after the release of the Grand Jury report. He is accused of fondling and sodomizing a 17 yr old sacristan on several occasions. Stegmann died in 2000. This is believed to be first allegation against him.

Source: Newsday 4.15.03 (2nd); Newsday 04.15.03

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Name: Twomey, Gerald
Year: 1981
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Twomey was Immediately placed on leave without privileges after diocese received 5/31/07 allegation that he had abused a 10 yr old boy in 1994-1995. Both diocese and police continue to investigate the allegations. No criminal charges are expected because the statute of limitations has expired. Twomey has denied all allegations. Arrested 3/08 on accusation that he fondled and french-kissed an adult male in 2006.

Source: 1010 WINS 6.9.07; Hartford Courant (AP) 6.8.07; International Herald Tribune 6.7.07; Newsday 6.7.07; Newsday 6.8.07; amNew York 03.12.08; Newsday 03.12.08; Empire State News 03.13.08; NY Daily News 03.13.08


Name: Unterstein, Nicholas
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Two sisters say Unterstein abused them for several years when they were teenagers. One of them filed a suit which settled in 2000. Unterstein is priest "J" in the 2003 Grand Jury Report. Per articles, he was "defrocked for unknown reasons in 1980."

Source: Suffolk Co. Grand Jury Report; NY Post 06.20.02; Newsday 07.02.02; Newsday 02.10.03; Newsday 02.12.03

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Vollmer

Name: Vollmer, Eugene
Year: 1978
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Two people made accusations 3/02 and said they had previously reported abuse to diocese but nothing done. One said he reported abuse when it occurred and again in 1991. Another said he reported it in 1994. Vollmer still active until 2002. He was identified as Priest D in the 1/03 Grand Jury report. He admited to abusing at least 12 victims according to the report. Vollmer would supply wine, marijuana and porno videos. Laicized 6/16/04. Died in 2016.

Source: Newsday 03.26.02; Newsday 03.27.02; NY Post 03.29.02; NY Times 05.16.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Suffolk Co Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; Newsday 02.11.03; Newsday 02.12.03; Compasso v Vollmer et al Supreme Court of New York, Nassau Co 04.14.03; Newsday 04.15.03; Newsday 04.15.03; Long Island Press 02.24.05; Newsday 04.21.09; Newsday 11.14.17

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info


Williams

Name: Williams, James C.
Year: 1998
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Marianist
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Suspended from ministry 5/16 by Order due to credible allegation he sexually abused a Chaminade High School student in 2011. Williams was on staff 1991-2012, and President for 12 years until he resigned in 2011. Chaminade is an all-boys school. Williams denied the abuse, which is said to have occurred in 2011. Order notified the diocese. Law enforcement notified in 2/15. Statute of limitations expired in 2013. Per his LinkedIn account 9/18 he was in the Greater NYC Area, having been a PhD student at the U. of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome 8/12-7/16.

Source: ABC 7 05.14.16; CBS New York 05.14.16; Daily Journal 05.14.16; New York Post 05.14.16; News 10 05.14.16; Wall Street Journal 05.15.16; Inquisitr 05.16.16; New York Daily News 05.17.16; New York Daily News 05.17.16; New York Daily News 08.15.16; Island Now 08.18.16; LinkedIn accessed 09.24.18


Yacyshyn

Name: Yacyshyn, Gregory
Year: 1998
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Rockville Centre, NY

Note: Accused in a 1/15 lawsuit of sexually abusing 8-yr-old girl in 2003 when assigned to St. Francis of Assisi Church in Greenlawn NY. Girl's family reported the alleged abuse to diocese and law enforcement; diocese did not inform the parish or public and kept Yacyshyn in ministry. Diocese said allegations unsubstantiated and called the claim an "unfortunate publicity stunt." A New York Supreme Court judge ruled in 12/15 the lawsuit could proceed. A second accuser filed suit in 4/25/16, alleging sexual abuse when he was a 5 to 7 yrs-old in 2001-2003 at St. Francis of Assisi in Greenlawn. Yacyshyn denied the allegations. Working at St. Jude's in Mastic Beach in 4/16.

Source: CBS New York 01.21.15; NBC New York 01.21.15; Hamilton and Griffin on Rights 04.07.15; CBS New York 12.15.15; Newsday 04.26.16; SNAP 04.26.16; Courthouse News Service 04.29.16; CBS New York 05.06.16; Fios 1 05.06.16; News 12 05.06.16; Newsday 05.06.16; New York Daily News 05.25.16; Raw Story 05.26.16; SNAP 05.26.16

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Diocese of Syracuse

Name: Casey, Jr., Daniel W.
Year: 1975
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Syracuse, NY

Note: Accused of abuse of 3 boys in two families in late 1980s. Suits filed 10/92. Both settled 1998 for total of $475K. Also sued in Georgia in 1996. Resigned from Syracuse Diocese in 1991 but then found living at a rectory in Rochester diocese. Rochester Bishop asked him to leave. Died in 2000. Accused publicly in 2/18 of sexual abuse of a 5th-6th grade boy at St. Paul's in Oswego in the 1980s..

Source: Post Standard 10.27.92; Post Standard 10.28.92; Post Standard 07.27.93; Post Standard 07.20.98; Post Standard 07.21.98; Post Standard 08.11.98; Post Standard 08.15.98; Syracuse Post Standard 05.12.02; Associated Press 06.01.02; Post Standard 09.29.02; Post Standard 03.06.03; Post Standard 06.18.03; WSYR-TV 02.15.18; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18


Colosimo

Name: Colosimo, Felix R.
Year: 1965
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Syracuse, NY

Note: Diocese confirmed in 6/17 that Colosimo was permanently removed in 2014 due to credible allegations. His accuser, who contacted the diocese in 2013, filed suit in CT in 6/17, claiming Colosimo sexually abused him there 1987-90, when he was ages 12-15. He said the abuse began when he was age 4 in 1978 or '79, in the Syracuse diocese, and that the priest threatened to harm him if he told. He said another boy was abused with him at a CT hotel in 1987. Abuse also said to have occurred on trips to PA, NJ, MA. Colosimo denied the abuse. The suit also accuses Robert Ours of abusing the boy, when Ours was a deacon. (Ours pled guilty in 8/14 to child porn possession. Suit filed in CT because NY SOL had expired.)

Source: Syracuse com 06.02.17; Observer-Dispatch 06.03.17; CNY Central 06.05.17; PRNewswire 06.07.17; Observer-Dispatch 06.25.17; Observer-Dispatch 07.28.17; Observer-Dispatch 08.24.17; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Crosby, Donald J.
Year: 1963
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Syracuse, NY

Note: Accused in 1970s of abusing teenage girls at a Utica Catholic School. Reported to Msgr. H. Charles Sewall (now known abuser) but Sewall apparently did not report. Nothing found in Crosby's files. Voluntarily left priesthood in 1975 and laicized in 1980. Working as school guidance counselor in 2003 but resigned shortly after school learned from the DA's office about old allegations. One woman said her mother reported the abuse to the Diocese in the 1990s but no record found. Died 1/04.

Source: Syracuse Post Standard 02.19.04; Observer-Dispatch (Utica, NY) 02.24.04; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18


Eckermann

Name: Eckermann, Charles H.
Year: 1958
Outcome: Police report
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Syracuse, NY

Note: Monsignor. Former school board president. Two retired Syracuse police officers said they warned diocese in 1984 because Eckermann solicited male prostitutes downtown. Removed 4/14 for credible allegations of repeated rape of 15- to 16-year-old altar boy in 1988 -1989 at St. Ann's rectory in Manlius. Eckermann said to have threatened to kill the boy if he told. Accuser said he first told diocese in 2/13. Per diocese, accusation in 2002 by another man who later changed statement. The man's attorneys reportedly told the D.A. in 4/15 that an associate pastor at St. Ann's sexually abused their client along with Eckermann. Sentenced by Vatican to life of prayer and penance. Died 10/21/16.

Source: The Post Standard 10.02.14; Syracuse News 12.11.14; Syracuse News 09.13.15; Syracuse News 02.09.16; New York Daily News 04.08.16; Syracuse com 10.28.16; New York Upstate website 02.14.18; Post-Standard 02.20.18; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18; Syracuse com 09.11.18


Furfaro

Name: Furfaro, Francis J.
Year: 1941
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Syracuse, NY

Note: Dates of alleged abuse range from 1949 to 1987. In 1998 Furfaro admitted abusing one man whom he counseled after death of man's sister. This matter was settled for about $75,000 in 1999. Seven men & boys filed suit 4/03. Furfaro retired in 1991. He was permanently removed from active ministry 6/03. No criminal prosecution due to SOL. Died 3/29/10 at age 93.

Source: Post Standard 06.04.91; Post Standard 04.14.02; Post Standard 05.07.02; Post Standard 05.09.02; Post Standard 05.16.02; Post Standard 08.05.02; Post Standard 09.29.02; Post Standard 04.18.03; Post Standard 06.18.03; Post Standard 08.22.03; Post Standard 10.31.03; Post Standard 01.08.04; Oneida Daily Dispatch 03.31.10; Post Standard 04.01.10; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18


Name: Garstka, Bernard
Year: 1948
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Syracuse, NY

Note: Suit filed by a man 12/02 alleging abuse by Garstka in 1963. A second man filed suit 1/03 alleging abuse in same time period. This plaintiff was living as a child in a foster home and the foster parents wanted him to be altar boy. He would stay overnight every weekend at the rectory. At least one case was dismissed by state appeals court on SOL 9/04.

Source: Press & Sun Bulletin 12.21.02; Press & Sun Bulletin 01.04.03; Press & Sun Bulletin 10.08.04; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18


Name: Harrold, John F.
Year: 1973
Outcome: Arrested
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Syracuse, NY

Note: Arrested 1983 for sending child porn through the mail. Charges dropped when he entered a treatment center in New Mexico. Worked in England at a Paraclete home for recovering alcoholics and at a retreat house in CA. In 1997 the Diocese requested that he resign as a priest, but he was still listed in 2002 Catholic Directory.

Source: Post-Standard 04.14.02; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18


Name: Hayes, James C.
Year: 1965
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Syracuse, NY

Note: Removed from his assignment in 6/02 after allegations resurfaced about "inappropriate behavior" years previously. Incident was first reported in 1990 and Hayes was sent to St. Luke's for treatment. He had been serving as hospital chaplain since 1991. Per 6/03 article, Hayes had been permanently removed from ministry.

Source: Post-Standard 06.06.02; Post-Standard (NY) 06.18.03; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18


Name: Hebert, Donald J.
Year: 1981
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Syracuse, NY

Note: Hebert was coordinator for religious activities for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. In 1990 a 14-year-old boy accused Hebert of sexual abuse during a camping trip. Police did not charge Hebert. He did admit the abuse and was sent for treatment. He served as hospital chaplain 1991 - 1995. then was assigned to a parish until 4/02, when he was reassigned to an administrative position. Diocese permanently removed him from active ministry 6/03.

Source: Post-Standard 09.14.90; Post Standard 09.16.90; Post Standard 04.11.02; Post-Standard 06.18.03; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18


Keating

Name: Keating, Thomas F.
Year: 1966
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Syracuse, NY

Note: Sued 2003. Accused of sexual abuse of a teenage girl. Other alleged victims then came forward. Three sisters told their story 1/04 and then filed civil suit. Keating remained in ministry until 2/04. He denied all allegations. All privileges removed 12/04 and case was to be sent to Vatican. Both suits dismissed by appeals court 9/06 on SOL.

Source: Post-Standard (NY) 03.21.03; Press & Sun Bulletin 03.22.03; Post-Standard 04.18.03; Post-Standard 06.18.03; Post-Standard 01.23.04; Press & Sun Bulletin 01.23.04; Post Standard 02.25.04; Press & Sun Bulletin 02.25.04; Press & Sun Bulletin 03.01.04; New York Lawyer 09.24.04; Press & Sun Bulletin 09.28.04; Post Standard 12.16.04; Press & Sun Bulletin 12.16.04; Post-Standard 06.25.05; News 10 Now (New York) 05.04.06; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18

Assignments: Post-Standard 9.16.06 (add'l article)


Name: Lorenz, William A.
Year: 1963
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Syracuse, NY

Note: Resigned from parish 6/02 after admitting to luring a girl into sex when she was a high school student and continuing for 10 years. Woman complained to diocese in 1993 and Diocese paid her over $17K for counseling. Lorenz sent to St. Luke's and then was returned to parish work in1995. Woman filed suit 9/02. He was permanently removed from ministry per 6/03 article.

Source: Post-Standard (NY) 06.26.02; Post-Standard 09.05.02; Post-Standard 06.18.03; Post-Standard 08.22.03; Post-Standard 01.08.04; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18


Name: Lugowski, John
Year: 1976
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Franciscan
City: Syracuse, NY

Note: Pleaded guilty in 1987 to felony counts of sexual abuse of 10 yr old boy and was sentenced to one year in county jail. He served 8 months. He admitted to sexual contact with total of five boys between 1981-1987 and left priesthood in 1989. He claimed he met all of his victims through the YMCA and not his parish. Also worked in NJ.

Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin 5.5.07; Post-Standard 04.11.02; Post-Standard 04.14.02


Misercola

Name: Misercola, Chester
Year: 1964
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Syracuse, NY

Note: Man filed suit 8/02 alleging that Misercola had sexually abused him beginning when he was 14. Said that Misercola showed him pornographic movies, videotaped and photographed him in the nude and got him drunk and performed oral sex on him. Abuse is alleged to have lasted 5 yrs. He complained to the diocese in 1997 and Misercola "retired" from ministry in 1998. Permanently removed ifrom active ministry 6/03.

Source: Post-Standard 01.15.98; Post-Standard 07.01.02; Post-Standard 07.22.02; Post-Standard 08.02.02; Post-Standard 06.18.03; Post-Standard 10.31.03; Post Standard 01.05.04; Syracuse News 02.09.16; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18


Neary

Name: Neary, Thomas E.
Year: 1954
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Syracuse, NY

Note: Man claimed Neary raped him at least 100 times as a child over a 2-year period in the 1960s. Accusation made public at a State Senate Hearing in Albany in 5/03. Diocese would not discuss case but said they offered to pay the man's counseling bills. As of 1/04 diocese had paid $3000 in counseling bills. Retired 1995. Died 9/01 at age 83. 2008 articles reference numerous victims who had not made public allegations.

Source: Post-Standard 09.19.01; Post-Standard (NY) 06.18.03; Post-Standard 01.07.04; Post-Standard 01.17.04; Post-Standard 06.26.07; City of Angels 10.26.08; News and Observer 04.29.10; Renew America 12.04.11; Syracuse News 09.13.15; Syracuse News 09.15.15; New York Upstate website 02.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18; Syracuse com 09.11.18


Ours

Name: Ours, Robert A.
Year: 1980
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Syracuse, NY

Note: Arrested 5/21/14 and charged with possession of six images of a sexual performance by a child (child porn). Diocese had reported allegations to DA's office "a few months ago." He retired in 2012 and was living at a home for retired priests. He was not in active ministry after leaving for unrelated personal reasons. Diocese denies any previous allegations against him. IPled guilty to all six charges in 8/14 in a plea agreement. Received 10 yrs.' probation and ordered to register as a sex offender. Accused in 6/17 suit of abusing a boy a decade previously, when Ours was a deacon.

Source: Binghamton Homepage 05.21.14; NYC Central 05.21.14; Post-Standard 05.21.14; SNAP Statement 05.21.14; WBNG Channel 12 05.21.14; SNAP Statement 06.11.14; Syracuse com 06.11.14; Post-Standard 07.08.14; SNAP Statement 07.08.14; Post-Standard 08.12.14; SNAP Statement 08.26.14; Syracuse com 08.26.14; WICZ 08.26.14; CNY Central 11.05.14; Post-Standard 11.05.14; Press & Sun-Bulletin 11.06.14; Syracuse com 06.02.17; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18


Name: Proud, Albert J.
Year: 1968
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Syracuse, NY

Note: Two men came forward in 2002 to allege that they were abused by Proud in early 1970s. Sent to St. Luke's after the first allegation was received spring 2002. Diocese admitted at least one man's allegations were credible and the man was given a face-to-face meeting with Proud at St. Luke's. Too late for criminal charges under SOL. Proud was permanently removed from ministry 6/03 by Diocese.

Source: Post-Standard 05.27.02; Associated Press 05.30.02; Post-Standard 06.06.02; Post-Standard 06.29.02; Post-Standard 08.14.02; Post-Standard 06.18.03; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18


Quinn

Name: Quinn, James F.
Year: 1958
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Syracuse, NY

Note: Quinn, director of the Office of Vocation Promotion, was placed on leave 5/03 pending investigation of allegations that he sexually abused and exploited a youth from 1963 to 1970. Suit filed 5/03 (later dismissed on SOL) also claimed Quinn was negligent in death of a camper in 1968 and that Diocese covered for him. Suit on this matter filed 6/04. In 12/04 Diocese cleared him to return to priestly duties after finding insufficient evidence to support allegations. Died 2/1/13.

Source: Post-Standard 05.08.03; Post-Standard 07.29.03; Associated Press 11.18.03; Utica Observer-Dispatch 05.25.04; Observer-Dispatch 06.15.04; Associated Press 08.18.04; Zumpany v Quinn, 1312 CA 04-00798 NY Appellate Court 11.19.04; Post-Standard 12.16.04; Associated Press 07.01.05; NY Law Journal 07.18.05; Newsday 12.15.05; Appeals Court Opinion 02.21.06; Observer Dispatch (AP) 02.22.06; Syracuse Post Standard 02.03.13; New York Daily News 04.08.16

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Sewall, H. Charles
Year: 1960
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Syracuse, NY

Note: After accuser came forward in 5/02, Sewall admitted that he "engaged in sexual misconduct" with one individual when he was a high school principal. Two other victims came forward. One had an audio tape from 1988 of conversation between himself and Sewall in which Sewall acknowledged the abuse. Attorney for this man had notified the Diocese by letter in 1988 and Diocese settled. Three suits filed in 2002. Permanently removed from ministry in 6/03. Died July 11, 2015.

Source: Associated Press 05.03.02; Associated Press 05.10.02; Post-Standard 05.16.02; Associated Press 06.05.02; Post-Standard 06.07.02; Post-Standard 06.07.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Times-Union (AP) 07.19.02; Times-Union 08.08.02; Post-Standard 11.01.02; Post-Standard 06.18.03; Post-Standard 01.08.04; Post-Standard 02.19.04; Observer-Dispatch 02.24.04; Utica Observer-Dispatch 07.16.15; Syracuse News 02.11.16


Name: Trane, Thomas
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Syracuse, NY

Note: Trane, pastor of church in Oswego, NY was accused of abuse of two boys, one of whom filed suit. Portions of the existing litigation were appealed to and ruled on by the Supreme Court of New York regarding negligence--clergy malpractice, etc. and Freedom of Religion. Certain causes of action dismissed but others upheld.

Source: Martin Jones ..v. Thomas Trane ..; Supreme Ct of NY, Onondaga Cty; 92-126


Zeder

Name: Zeder, John M
Year: 1954
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Syracuse, NY

Note: Woman filed 3/03 suit (dismissed on SOL 9/06) alleging she was abused by two priests. She says she was raped by Zeder between 1978 and 1981 and abused by Thomas Keating in 1982 after she told him what Zeder did. She also says that Zeder threatened to put her in mental institution if she told. Woman said she told Bishop Moynihan in 2002. He was removed from public ministry 7/2002 and permanently removed from active priesthood as of 6/03. Matter still pending with Vatican.

Source: Syracuse News 02/11/16; Syracuse Post-Standard 03.21.03; Press & Sun Bulletin 03.22.03; Post-Standard 06.18.03; Post Standard 12.16.04; Post-Standard 09.16.06