Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States
     
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Last First Ord T Status D/O Notes Diocese Source/Assignments
Abrams
John L. 1951 P Accused Diocesan 'Sick leave '1989 until 1997 when 'retired.' Some time after 2002 several men reported to the diocese that they were sexually abused by Abrams during 1979-82, when they were boys and he was pastor of Sacred Heart in Queens. No criminal charges. Diocesan Review Board deemed the allegations credible 11/07; Abrams permanently removed. Case referred to Vatican. Died 7/5/08. Accused in 6/19 by two men of raping them when they were 10- to 13-year-old altar boys and students at St Patrick's in Bay Ridge in the 1980s. They said he drove them around to places such as the beach and movies, and gave them beer, cigarettes and porn. On diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Statement by Diocese of Brooklyn 11.08.07; NY Post 11.14.07; Times Ledger 11.15.07; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19; Daily News 06.23.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Acciarito Anthony 1978 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Permanently removed from ministry 7/22/02. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Agostino
Joseph V. 1983 P Accused Vincentian 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. Brooklyn, NY 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
Akuzie Bennet   P Arrested Diocesan 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. No further information found. Brooklyn, NY Source:
NY Daily News 4.3.96; NY Times 4.4.96
Assignments:
N/A
Arnaud Eugene 1953 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list updated 6/29/19. Died 8/14/88. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 06.29.19
Assignments:
N/A
Aufiero Louis 1965 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 5/24/15. Several allegations before and after his death. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19; Long Island Herald 04.11.19
Assignments:
N/A
Authenrieth
William 1962 P Sued Diocesan Had 'relations' w/ith a youth of "about 18" in Brooklyn diocese in 1973. Transferred to Orlando after youth threatened to reveal. Named in Brooklyn civil suit 2003. At least 4 civil suits filed 1985 against Authenrieth and Orlando Diocese claiming abuse of boys. Suits settled out of court; at least $2M paid to three; a fourth settled for $490K. Authenrieth admitted abuse; never prosecuted. New suits 7/12 and 10/13 in Orlando. Another filed 8/14 alleging abuse at All Souls in Sanford, FL. Removed from ministry 10/85. Sent to the House of Affirmation in MA. Known in 2014 to have been living in a MA retirement community. Died 6/24/15. On Brooklyn diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY 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; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Baker David/Bro. Felix   B Accused Xaverian Brothers Bro. Felix. Joined the Xaverians in 1956. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/19. It notes allegations received in 2003 of abuse in the mid-1980s in Brooklyn. Baker was removed from ministry and withdrew from the Xaverians in 2003. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Assignments:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Bals John 1959 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Laicized 10/13/73. Died in 8/95. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Barto
Mary Juanita   N Accused null Religious Sister of Mercy (R.S.M.). Joined the order in 1952. Professed her final vows in 1957. Accused publicly by a woman in the 2000s of sexually abusing her throughout high school, beginning when the woman was age 15 in the late 1960s. Per Barto's accuser, the abuse occurred in classrooms at Mater Christi High School in Queens, on school buses to sporting events, at retreats in upstate NY, at the girl's home in Woodside and at a Long Island Convent. Barto died 5/2/14. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Abuse by Nuns blog; The Tablet Obituary 06.25.14; New York Post 02.16.19
Assignments:
The Tablet Obituary 06.25.14
Bedoya Hugo 1956 P Sued Vincentian 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 removed 6/19/12. On diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newsday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03; Queens Chronicle 02.19.04; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History
Brady
Thomas F. 1959 P Arrested Diocesan 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 by Grand Jury, citing not enough evidence. Remained on leave while diocese continued investigation. Died 3/25/13. On diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY 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; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Brennan Edward C. 1963 P Sued Diocesan Placed on restriction 2/19/99. Named in a 2002 suit against 12 priests, accused of having abused an 11-year-old girl. Also named in massive civil suit filed 10/03, with claims by two sisters that Brennan sexually abused them 1965-69 and 1967- 74. The girls were 9 ages and 7 when alleged abuse began. Brennan died 1/19/2000. On diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY Source:
USA Today 11.11.02; Newsday 10.02.03; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Brocado Joseph/Bro. Romanus   B Settled Xaverian Brothers Bro. Romanus. Native of Italy. Given name was Salvador J. or Joseph F. Brocato Joined the Xaverians in 1926. Taught in KY, MA, MD, VA and Brooklyn NY. . Xaverians settled for 75k in early 2000s with a man alleging sexual abuse by Bro. Romanus over a 4-year 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 Bro. Romanus worked, in bathhouse locker rooms and swimming pool changing rooms, and under the Coney Island boardwalk. Died 6/30/92. On the Xaverians' list 7/12/19. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Courier Journal 07.02.92; New York Daily News 05.17.16; Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Assignments:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Brocato Joseph F.(Romanus)   B Accused Xaverian Brothers Joined the Xaverians in 1926. Worked in MA, MD, VA, NY, KY. Named publicly as accused by the Xaverian Brothers on its list 7/12/19. Per the order, it received allegations against Brocato in 2002 of abuse occurring in the mid-1960s, while working in Brooklyn, NY. Died in 1992. On the Archdiocese of Baltimore's list 7/23/19. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 07.23.19
Assignments:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Burke Edward 1935 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 12/25/96. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Burns William M.   B Accused Xaverian Brothers Bro. Francis Jerome. Joined the Xaverians in 1923. Moved almost every year or two, with the exception of his last six years at Malden Catholic in MA. Worked in NY, MA, ME, KY, MD, CT. Died in 1974. On the order's list 7/12/19. It notes allegations reported in 2003 and later, of abuse 1950s-1970s in Brooklyn, NY and in Shrewsbury, Danvers and Malden, MA. On the Baltimore archdiocese's list 7/23/19. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 07.23.19
Assignments:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Butteri Masseo   B Sued OFM Franciscans Accused in a lawsuit filed in 9/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy 1952-54, beginning when the boy was age 9. The same accuser also alleged abuse by Rev. Rudolph Manozzi 1953-54. Brooklyn, NY Source:
New York Post 09.10.19; Brooklyn Daily Eagle 09.11.19
Assignments:
N/A
Byrns
Joseph P. 1969 P Convicted Diocesan Placed on leave 7/02. 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) claimed Byrns abused them for years as children late-1960s and early-1970s. Charged 8/04 with abuse of a third youth beginning in 2000. Pled guilty 1/06. Sentenced to three years probation 3/06. Laicized 5/18/13. On diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY 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; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Cadavid Arroyave
Roberto Antonio 1988 P Accused Diocesan From Colombia, Diocese of Medellin. Arrived in Brooklyn 12/12; worked in Brooklyn and Queens parishes until 6/17, returned to Colombia. News in 10/18 that the diocese quietly removed him in 6/17 after learning that, 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. One accuser said Cadavid paid him 88 million pesos (about $46k) in 2009 to sllence him. At least six accusers. Medellin Bishop Tobon gave permission in 11/12 for Cadavid's transfer to Brooklyn. In 3/18 Tobon denied knowing the priest was in the U.S. The Brooklyn diocese didn't inform parishioners for 10 months about Cadavid's history of alleged abuse. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Gothamis 10.15.18
Assignments:
N/A
Callahan Brian F.X. 1965 P Accused Diocesan First named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/15/19. One of three priests reported to the diocese by three nuns in 1996 as having molested boys at a Brooklyn parish in the mid-1970s. Died 12/15/03. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.15.19; New York Daily News 02.16.19
Assignments:
N/A
Capellupo
Francis J. (Frank) 1975 P Arrested Diocesan Often held late-night parties in rectory for teenage boys. Bishop Daily was informed of this by at least two priests, but did nothing. Arrested in 2000 for allegedly sodomizing a 14-year-old boy, who was staying at rectory due to problems at home. Charges were soon dropped and case sealed, per spokesman for Brooklyn DA. A second man came forward claiming he was abused in the 1980s. Capellupo was removed from ministry in 2001. Diocese found allegations credible 6/05. Laicized 6/4/12. Died 3/17/17. On diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Daily News 06.14.00; Newsday 04.09.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Newsday 02.04.04; Diocese of Brooklyn News Release 06.28.05; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Capillo John D. 1969 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 5/31/01. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Capua
Nicholas J. 1956 P Accused Diocesan Placed on leave without privileges in late 5/07, after diocese deemed credible allegations that he had abused several minors in the mid-1970s. Capua denied the allegations. Matter was to be referred to the Vatican for further review. Died 8/2/10 at Our Lady of Consolation Rehabilitation Center. On diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY 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; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Coleman Christopher Lee 1994 P Accused Diocesan Removed 1/13/10. 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." In 11/17 Coleman's Linkedin page reportedly indicated he still presented as a priest, stating, "I live a vowed life. Ordained 21 May 1994, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn." On diocese's list in 2/19. It notes he was laicized 12/11/13. Brooklyn, NY Source:
New York Times 11.09.17; New York Times 11.10.17; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Collins James P. 1979 P Sued Diocesan One of 12 priests and one brother named in 10/02 lawsuit claiming sexual abuse. Accused of abuse of four boys; he denied charges. Served as chaplain at an all girls school for 17 years, beginning 1984; placed on leave by diocese in 2002. Named as abuser of one 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. On diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY 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; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Congdon Patrick D/Br Douglas   S Accused Xaverian Brothers Bro. Douglas. Joined the Xaverians in 1943. Left in 1961. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/19. Allegation received in 2008 of abuse in the late 1940s-early 1950s at a summer camp in NJ. Assigned during that time to St. Michael DHS in Brooklyn. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Assignments:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Connolly Eugene A. 1967 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Removed from ministry 11/30/04. Died 12/19/17. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Conroy Michael C. 1953 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died in 1995. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 9/19 under the NY Child Victims Act. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19; New York Post 09.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Cortez
Augusto 2003 P Convicted Vincentian Fathers 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. Brooklyn, NY 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
Assignments:
N/A
Cox Harold T. 1944 P Sued Diocesan Accused in a massive civil suit filed 10/03 in which 27 people alleged abuse by 24 priests. One man claimed that when he was ages 11-14 in 1956-58 or 1959, Cox sexually abused him 30 to 50 times. Cox died 8/13/11. On the diocese's list in 2/19. Accused of abuse of a boy in a lawsuit filed in 9/19 under the NY Child Victims Act. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newsday 10.02.03; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19; New York Post 09.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Cross John 1916 P Accused Diocesan Monsignor. Died 4/7/80. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Crowley Lawrence 1931 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 11/9/74. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Cummings William 1934 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 10/14/85. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Dempsey
Michael J. 1958 P Accused Diocesan 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. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is investigating. 2/11 article says he was never charged but parishioners not told. Bishop has asked Vatican for final decision. Brooklyn, NY 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
Assignments:
N/A
Denning Joseph P. (Bishop) 1932 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn 1959 until retirement in 1982. Died 2/12/90. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Diaz Jimenez Enrique 1977 P Convicted Diocesan From Colombia, Arrested 1990. Ped guilty 1991 to abusing 3 boys 1984-1989. Sentenced to 5 yrs probation and 4 month prison where he was allowed to leave on weekends to celebrate Mass. A $60 million suit filed by 3 boys 4/91. Deported to Venezuela in 1991. Returned to Colombia in 1996. Abused 18 in Venezuela and 2 more in Colombia. Sentenced to jail in Colombia. Brooklyn, NY 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
Assignments:
N/A
Dougherty Thomas David 1950 P Accused Accused Monsignor. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 12/12/96. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Dwyer John R. 1967 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Permanently removed from ministry 7/1/02. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Evans Francis 1957 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list updated 6/29/19. Died 6/28/19. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 06.29.19
Assignments:
N/A
Failla Anthony J. 1956 P Accused Diocesan 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. Failla was told to stop working as a priest and to undergo counseling. 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 involving multiple priests. Died 3/31/18. On diocese's list in 2/19. It notes permanent removal from ministry 11/14/02. Brooklyn, NY 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; New York Daily News 02.16.19; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Ferraro
Romano J. 1960 P Convicted Diocesan Arrested 4/1/02; convicted and sentenced 5/20/04 to life in prison for repeatedly raping a boy 1973-80 in Billerica, MA starting when the boy was age 7. Admitted at trial he was pedophile who abused perhaps dozens of boys. Earliest abuse alleged in civil suits was 1964-68. Navy chaplain in FL 1968-71; dishonorably discharged; sued 1/06 for FL abuse. Reassigned. 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." Per Brooklyn diocese's list in 2/19 laicized 12/16/11. On St. Louis list 7/26/19. Brooklyn, NY 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; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19; Bridgewater Courier News 03.28.19; Archdiocese of St Louis List 07.26.19; St Louis Post-Dispatch 08.05.19
Assignments:
Detailed BA.org Assignment Record
Ferro Robert A. 1973 P Sued Diocesan In massive civil suit filed 10/03, 27 plaintiffs alleged abuse by 24 priests, including Ferro. One plaintiff said Ferro sexually abused him 1977-78. Ferro was responsible for the teen center and altar boys at the boy's church. Per suit, Ferro's whereabouts unknown. The 2002 Catholic Directory shows him Absent on Leave. Per diocese's list in 2/19, removed from ministry 9/23/03. Died 5/21/04. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newsday 10.02.03; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Finger William E. 1962 P Accused Diocesan 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." Claims against Finger included in diocese's 2017 Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP). Per diocese's list in 2/19, laicized 1/02/02. Licensed in 2012 as a psychologist in AL. In 1/19 a woman told Finger's employer that when Finger was a priest, he sexually abused her from age 12 over 10 years, and that he abused her sister and cousin. Finger was fired and a report was made to the AL state licensing board. He is also a FL licensed counselor and hypnotherapist. Brooklyn, NY Source:
New York Times 11.09.17; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19; Associated Press 10.05.19
Assignments:
N/A
Frost James I. J. 1976 P Sued Diocesan In massive civil suit filed 10/01/03, 27 victims alleged abuse by 24 priests, including Frost. One man said Frost abused him 1977-84, beginning when he was age 10. Abuse continued even after Frost was assigned to two more parishes. Per diocese's list in 2/19, Frost was permanently removed from ministry 7/22/02. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Daily News 10.02.03; Newsday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Gallo Vincent 1960 P Sued Diocesan In civil suit filed 10/03, 27 victims alleged sexual abuse by 24 priests, including Gallo. One plaintiff said Gallo abused him around 1966. Gallo denied. Gallo was only priest of the 24 who had an active parish assignment at the time. In 3/04, diocese announced the review board found the allegations against Gallo were unsubstantiated, and he was allowed to continue in ministry. Per diocese's list in 2/19, Gallo was permanently removed from ministry 6/26/18. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newsday 10.02.03; Newsday 10.03.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03; Newsday 03.18.04; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Garcia
Otto L. 1973 P Sued Diocesan Monsignor. Tribunal judge, canon lawyer, moderator of the Curia, vicar general. Oversaw abuse cases. In 2017 a man told the diocese that Garcia molested him 1973-75, when the man was a teen working in the rectory of St. Michael's in Flushing, Queens. Garcia denied the allegations. Accused in many lawsuits of covering up abuse in the diocese. The IRCP determined there was "insufficient support" to find the man's claim eligible for compensation. Garcia was not included on the diocese's list in 2/19. In 9/19 a second man filed suit under the Child Victims Act, alleging abuse as a boy by Garcia Brooklyn, NY Source:
New York Daily News 02.14.19; New York Daily News 02.16.19; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19; Brooklyn Reader 09.10.19; Patch 09.10.19; Queens Times Ledger 09.10.19; Newsweek 09.11.19
Assignments:
N/A
Gillen Francis 1964 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 11/9/97. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Gillis Leo/Br Wenceslaus   B Accused Xaverian Brothers Bro. Wenceslaus. Joined the Xaverians in 1953. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/19. Allegation of abuse in 1960 in Brooklyn reported in 2004. Noted to have been placed on a safety plan and monitored. Died in 2014. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Assignments:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Gotimer James 1953 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 11/11/13. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Gowdy James 1959 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 7/1/19. Died 7/18/67. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Guiry Robert 1960 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Left the priesthood in 1991. Laicized 6/24/06. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Hagerty Thomas 1932 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 1/2/84. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Hassan Joseph 1961 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Laicized 6/11/76. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Hauser John 1971 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Permanently removed from ministry 5/20/15. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Houston William 1963 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died in 2/80. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Huckemeyer Edward J. 1981 D Accused Diocesan Deacon at Precious Blood parish 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 due to statute of limitations. Per diocese's list in 2/19, Huckemeyer is no longer in ministry and "status in process." Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newsday 03.12.94; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Keller Brian 1973 P Accused Diocesan Placed on leave in 2002 after allegations that he had molested teens, both male and female, in the 1980s. Several of the teens said they gave depositions to the diocese in the late 1980s. In 10/03 Keller's supervising priest, Vincent Gallo, was named as an abuser in a massive civil suit naming 24 priests. Per diocese's list in 2/19, Keller was permanently removed from ministry 10/28/11. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newsday 04.18.02; Newsday 10.03.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Kelly Thomas F. 1941 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 1/16/11. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
King Michael 1957 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Laicized 6/1/74. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Klein Adolph 1949 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 6/12/94. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Kraus Charles 1958 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 5/25/08. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Lahey Joseph 1948 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 3/10/97. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Lara
James R./Jaime 1973 P Settled Diocesan Removed from ministry in 1992. Accused of child sex abuse, 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 of history of abusing children. Laicized 3/30/17. Name quietly posted to diocesan website 11/17 regarding allegations and laicization. At least five alleged Lara victims applied to diocese's 2017 Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP). Accusations include abuse of three children, ages 9-11, at St. Francis Xavier parish in Brooklyn. Brooklyn, NY 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; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Lewkiewicz Richard 1968 P Sued Diocesan 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. Brooklyn, NY 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
Assignments:
N/A
Loringhitus John J. 1932 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 3/13/66. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Lukianiuk Andrezj 1986 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/22/19. Permanently removed from ministry 6/23/11. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Maher Alphonsus   B Sued OSF Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn Died 7/19/99. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 9/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of abuse of a 16-year-old boy in about 1974, while the boy was a student at Bishop Ford High School. Brooklyn, NY Source:
New York Post 09.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Mangini Charles M. 1968 P Accused Diocesan Removed 1993. Name quietly added among seven 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." Per diocese's list in 2/19, permanently removed from ministry 8/11/03, laicized 5/25/07. Brooklyn, NY Source:
New York Times 11.09.17; New York Times 11.10.17; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Manozzi Rudolph 1943 P Sued OFM Franciscan Accused in a lawsuit filed in 9/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of molesting a 10-year-old boy in 1953 while assigned to Our Lady of Peace in Gowanus. Deceased. The same accuser also alleged abuse by Bro. Masseo Buteri 1952-56. Brooklyn, NY Source:
New York Post 09.10.19; Brooklyn Daily Eagle 09.11.19
Assignments:
N/A
Manzo
Francis J. 1962 P Sued Diocesan 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. On diocese's list in 2/19. It notes permanent removal from ministry 2/20/03. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newsday 10.16.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Resurrection Roman Catholic Church 09.11.16; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Maurer Edward L. 1969 P Sued Diocesan Maurer was one of several priests removed from ministry in 6/02. Police notified. In 10/02 Maurer and 11 other priests and 1 brother were named as abusers in a civil suit filed by 43 men and women. Per suit, Maurer abused a boy who was allegedly also a victim of James Collins. Named as abuser of 2 boys in a massive 10/03 lawsuit involving 24 priests. On diocese's list in 2/19. Noted to have been permanently removed 7/22/02. Died 8/20/16. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newsday 10.16.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Newsday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
McCloud Henry J. 1932 P Sued Diocesan Died 10/2/79. In a massive civil suit filed 10/1/03, 27 victims alleged abuse by 24 priests, including McCloud. One man said McCloud abused him in 1964. On diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newsday 10.02.03; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
McConnin
Robert J. 1973 P Accused Diocesan Placed on leave without privileges 2/15/07 after allegations that he molested a boy more than 20 years prior. Review board investigated and found allegations to be credible. Laicized 4/24/15. On diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn News Release 02.12.07; NY Post 02.12.07; Queens Chronicle 02.15.07; The Tablet 02.16.07; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
McCue Webster J. 1959 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 10/28/91. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
McElroy
Herbert J. 1934 P Settled Diocesan In massive civil suit filed 10/01/03, 27 victims alleged abuse by 24 priests, including McElroy. One man claimed abused by McElroy 1954-55. 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. On diocese's list in 2/19. It notes that McElroy died 1/3/04. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03; ABC7 Eyewitness News 10.25.17; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
Jeff Anderson & Associates Timeline
McGlynn William 1946 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 6/12/72. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
McLoughlin John   B Sued Unknown Named in a 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. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newsday 10.16.02; USA Today 11.11.02
Assignments:
N/A
McLoughlin John G. 1963 P Sued Diocesan Died 8/3/94. Massive civil suit filed by 27 plaintiffs against 24 priests in 10/03 alleging abuse within the Brooklyn diocese. In this suit, two brothers claimed McLoughlin abused them at St. Mary's Nativity parish in the late 1960s. Alleged abuse occurred at the rectory and at a home in Rocky Point. On diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newsday 10.02.03; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
McMahon John/Bro Damian   B Accused Xaverian Brothers Bro. Damian. Joined the Xaverians in 1943. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/19. It notes an allegation received in 2010 of abuse in Brooklyn, NY in the late 1980s. McMahon died in 2015. On the Baltimore archdiocese's list 7/23/19. Assigned there to Mt. St. Joseph High School 1957-65. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Archdiocese of Baltimore List 07/23/19; Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Assignments:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
McNicholas Edward J. 1954 P Accused Diocesan 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." On Brooklyn diocese's list in 2/19. Permanently removed from ministry 5/9/94. Died 8/4/03. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Military Vicariate Privilege Log; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Minichello Arthur 1973 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Permanently removed from ministry 6/21/18. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Morrow Lewis   B Accused Congregation of the Holy Cross Religious brother, professed vows in 1963. Named publicly as accused by the Congregation of Holy Cross on its list 6/12/19. It notes multiple allegations of abuse in the 1970s, received in 1977. Permanently removed from ministry in 2003. Died in 2004. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Congregation of Holy Cross List 06.12.19; South Bend Tribune 06.13.19
Assignments:
N/A
Morrow
Thomas O. 1971 P Convicted Diocesan In 8/96, Morrow, a psychologist, was indicted on charges he raped a 15-year-old boy he had been hired to counsel. Also accused of taking nude pictures of the boy. Convicted 12/17/96. Sentence unknown. Still on Sex offender registry 11/13. In 7/96 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." Per diocese's list in 2/19, removed from ministry 1220/04, laicized 1/13/12. Brooklyn, NY 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; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Mulhall Francis X. 1947 P Sued Diocesan In massive civil suit filed 10/03, 27 victims alleged abuse by 24 priests, including Mulhall. One woman alleged that Mulhall sexually abused her in 1984 when she was 7 or 8. She said he fondled her in the rectory and confessional. Mulhall was working as archivist on the diocesan marriage tribunal and was one of only three out of the 24 priests who was active when the suit was filed. On diocese's list in 2/19. It notes removal from ministry in 2002. Died 9/23/09. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newsday 10.02.03; Newsday 10.03.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Nelson Francis X. 1989 P Convicted Diocesan 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. Brooklyn, NY 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
Assignments:
N/A
O'Brien James T. 1963 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Permanently removed from ministry in 2002. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
O'Lone Francis/Br Remigius   B Accused Xaverian Brothers Bro. Remigius. Joined the Xaverians in 1941. Died in 1983. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/19. Allegation received in 2008 of abuse at a summer camp in NJ in the late 1940s-early1950s. Assigned 1949-50 to St. Michael DHS in Brooklyn, NY. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Assignments:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
O'Reilly
Ben   B Sued OSF Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn 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. Brooklyn, NY 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
Assignments:
N/A
O'Rourke Thomas J. 1963 P Settled Diocesan Named in a 10/02 lawsuit with 11 other priests and a religious brother, in which 43 men and women claimed abuse. Per the suit, O'Rourke repeatedly sexually abused an altar boy at Corpus Christi parish in Woodside, NY where he was assigned in the 1960s. Also named in a 10/03 suit in which 27 plaintiffs alleged abuse by 24 priests. One said O'Rourke abused him at age 14 in 1974 on a trip to the Naval Academy. Settled. Later another claimed abuse in the 1960s. O'Rourke 6/11/98. On diocese's list in 2/19. Accused in a suit filed 9/19 under the NY Child Victims Act. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Catholic Standard 5 30 02; NY Times 06.16.98; Newsday 10.16.02; Newsday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03; New York Daily News 02.16.19; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19; New York Post 09.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
O'Toole
Patrick Fursey 1960 P Sued Diocesan From Ireland. Ordained in Ireland for the Diocese of Brooklyn. Elevated to Monsignor in 1986. Retired to FL. Died 3/8/17. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 9/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of abusing an altar boy, ages 9-18, in the 1980s, at St. Ann's in Brooklyn. Brooklyn, NY Source:
The Tablet Obituary 03.15.17; New York Post 09.10.19; Findagrave accessed 10.09.19
Assignments:
N/A
Ocloo Anthony   P Arrested Diocesan 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. Brooklyn, NY 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
Assignments:
N/A
Offenheiser Edward W 1957 P Accused Diocesan Per the Brooklyn diocese on 2/22/19, Offenheiser had been accused, but he was not included on its list because the diocese 'found the allegations to be unsubstantiated.' Offenheiser's accuser was, however, included in the IRCP (Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program). Died 1988. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Find-a-Grave 09.07.88; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
Anderson Ad 10.30.18
Osborne Martin 1950 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 9/8/05. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Otero
Cornelius T. (Neil) 1949 P Accused Diocesan 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. Otero was arrested in 1979 for selling child porn; he avoided jail by helping the NYPD as an informant. Transferred to Hartford CT 1988 where he worked at St. Francis Hospital until 1995. Died 1/15/98. 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 eight NY dioceses. On diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY Source:
New York Post 08.25.18; The Tablet 10.31.18; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Padian John 1970 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 10/29/95. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Petroski Ronald P. 1970 P Sued Diocesan Petroski was one of 12 priests and a religious brother named in a suit filed by 43 plaintiffs against the Diocese of Brooklyn in 10/02. Accused of abusing a male student in the late 1970s. Placed on leave in 1980 and removed from ministry in 1984, after lawsuit alleged he abused a boy in 1975. On diocese's list in 2/19. Died 12/2/86. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newsday 10.16.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Pinke
Richard   B Sued OSF Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn Joined the order in 1965. Taught grades 7-10 math and science at St. Anthony's High School in Smithtown, L.I.; also taught at St. Brigid's in Bushwick, St. Francis Prep in Fresh Meadows and Bishop Ford High School. In 2015 was living at his order's friary in Bay Ridge. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 9/18 under the NY Child Victims act. Brooklyn, NY Source:
The Tablet 06.12.15; New York Post 09.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Placa Stephen 1995 P Convicted Diocesan Brooklyn priest until 2002. Became pilot, founded flight school on Long Island. Convicted 2009 of sexual abuse of two 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 (IRCP). Per diocese's list on 2/19, laicized 11/25/11. Brooklyn, NY Source:
New York Times 11.09.17; New York Times 11.10.17
Assignments:
N/A
Plock
Charles 1973 P Convicted Vincentians 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. He was released on bond and immediately sent to St. John Vianney Center in Downington, PA for evaluation. Criminal charges filed. Pleaded guilty and sentenced to 5 yrs probation 12/09. Brooklyn, NY 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
Assignments:
N/A
Powers Edward/Bro. Kyrin   B Accused Xaverian Brothers Bro. Kyrin. Joined the Xaverians in 1948. Left in 1988. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/19. Allegations received in 2013 and later of abuse in Brooklyn in the 1970s. On the Baltimore archdiocese's list 7/23/19. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 07.23.19
Assignments:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Prochaski
Adam 1968 P Accused Diocesan Assigned 1969-94 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. Per diocese, first allegations reported to diocese 1994; Prochaski "left priesthood" soon after, but still listed in Directory through 2002 as absent on sick leave and absent on leave. By 11/20/17 34 former students had come forward, one a male. Abuse allegedly 1972-94, 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. No prosecution due to NY statute of limitations. Settlement 10/17 as part of the diocese's compensation fund. On diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY 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; Queens Courier 02.19.19; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Pugliese Joseph 1967 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Removed from ministry in 1996. DIed 5/6/98. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Purcell Arthur D. 1979 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Permanently removed from ministry 8/30/04. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Raveneau Ricardo 1990 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Permanently removed from ministry 4/2/02. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Reilly Francis 1932 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 1/5/91. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Rettino Wm/Br Vincent DePaul   P Accused Xaverian Brothers Bro. Vincent De Paul. Joined the Xaverians in 1958. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/19. Allegation noted to have been received in 1992, of abuse in Brooklyn in the late 1960s-early 1970s. Left the Xaverians in 2006. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Assignments:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Richmond Howard J./H. Joseph 1943 or 44 P Sued Diocesan 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. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newsday 10.02.03
Assignments:
N/A
Rodriguez Robert 1957 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 8/30/81. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Russo James E. 1970 P Accused Diocesan Russo was sued in Brooklyn in 2003 by a man alleging abuse there in 1973. Russo resigned as pastor of his parish in the St. Petersburg, FL diocese in 1/97 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. Russo left ministry. Laicized 9/9/16. On the Brooklyn diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of St Petersburg Bishop's Letter; 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; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Ryan
Barry 1976 P Convicted Diocesan Removed from ministry in 1994. Air Force chaplain for many years. Left military in 1995 after investigation in 1994 for sexual misconduct with a minor in Mobile, AL. 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. Laicized 10/28/11. On Mobile archdiocese's list 12/6/18. On Brooklyn diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY 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; Archdiocese of Mobile List 12.06.18; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Salamone Michael J. 1975 P Accused Diocesan Salamone was the subject in 11/17 of a settlement offer from the diocese's Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP), to a man who had contacted the diocese in 1994 alleging Salamone sexually abused him at ages 14 and 15 in the early 1980s. On diocese's list in 2/19. It notes that Salamone was permanently removed from ministry 4/2/02. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Bishop Daily letter to Victim's Parents 11.23.94; Bishop Daily Letter to Victim 01.19.95; Brooklyn Chancellor Letter to Victim 01.19.95; Diocese of Brooklyn IRCP 11.27.17; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Salerno
Michael 1993 P Accused Pallotine 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. On the Baltimore archdiocese's list 9/5/19. Brooklyn, NY 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; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 09.05.19
Assignments:
N/A
Schuck Joseph J. 1953 P Accused Diocesan Placed on leave in 2003 from part-time work in the Albany diocese after the Brooklyn diocese said he may have abused someone more than 50 years prior. Had been working in the Albany diocese for 25 years after moving there to care for his aging parents. The alleged victim contacted the Brooklyn diocese in 2002; a preliminary investigation deemed the allegation credible. Retired in about 2000. Died 4/22/14. On the Brooklyn diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Press & Sun-Bulletin 01.14.03; Times Union 01.14.03; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Sexton Patrick O. 1977 P Settled Diocesan Complaint made in 1983; underwent counseling. A man filed a civil suit in 2001 alleging abuse as a minor 22 years prior. Total of three accusers known by 6/02. n a massive suit filed 10/1/03 in which 27 people alleged abuse by 24 priests, male plaintiff alleged abuse by Sexton as a child around 1982-85. Placed on leave in 1990 but worked as a part-time parochial school teacher until 2000. Brooklyn, NY 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; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Sforza Vincent 1961 P Sued Diocesan In massive divil suit filed 10/1/03, 27 people alleged abuse by 24 priests, including Sforza. One plaintiff claimed he was sexually abused by Sforza 1967-68.mPer diocese's list in 2/19, Sforza left the priesthood in 1975, was laicized 1/14/77, and died 2/22/10. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newsday 10.02.03; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Sheehan Daniel J. 1979 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused on the diocese's list in 2/19. Placed on restrictions 2/11/98. Laicized 2/13/12. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Sickler James G. 1952 P Sued Diocesan In a massive civil suit filed 10/1/03 27 people alleged abuse by 24 priests, including Sickler. One man said he was sexually abused at age 14 by Sickler 1959-61. Sickler allegedly asked the boy 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 10/13/96. On diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newsday 10.02.03; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Simonetti Gennaro 1938 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 1/16/98. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Smith James T. 1956 P Settled Diocesan Prior to 2002 worked part time as counselor for Queens' D.A. office. Placed on leave from parish 4/02 due to allegations of "inappropriate sexual contact" with at least 26 boys and girls over 20 years prior. Named in 10/02 suit involving 12 priests and a brother, and a in 10/03 in suit involving 24 priests. Sued 11/03 by a woman alleging he abused her daughter; settled for $2M. Smith died 1/17/12. Diocese unsuccessfully sued insurance company for reimbursement, ruling in 2013. On diocese's list in 2/19. Accused in suit filed 9/19 under NY Child Victims Act of abuse of a male student of Holy Trinity Academy in Whitestone, Queens 1971-74. Brooklyn, NY 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; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19; New York Post 09.10.19; Brooklyn Daily Eagle 09.11.19
Assignments:
N/A
Smyth James P. 1931 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 9/20/73. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Soares Protasio   P Sued Diocesan 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. She complained to Diocese and to Cardinal O'Connor but no results. 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. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newsday 10.02.03; Queens (NY) Chronicle 10.09.03
Assignments:
N/A
Soister John 1976 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Laicized 5/25/94. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Stack George J. 1961 P Sued Diocesan Removed from ministry in 2002. One of 12 priests and a religious brother named as perpetrators in a lawsuit filed against the Brooklyn diocese in 10/02 by 43 plaintifffs. One man said Stack abused him in the 1970s at Cathedral Prep. In a massive civil suit filed 10/1/03, 27 people alleged abuse by 24 priests, including Stack. One man and the estate of another claimed that the two were abused by Stack in the 1960s at Our Lady of Snow parish and school. On diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newsday 10.16.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Newsday 10.02.03; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Stonebridge John 1938 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 6/13/2000. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Strianese Frederick 1963 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 5/10/86. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Sullivan James E. 1946 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 12/13/2006. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Tahaney James 1963 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 11/28/2004. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Thompson John A. 1979 P Sued Diocesan Sued in 2003. Accused of sexually harassing a female principal of a school, having his young male lover live with him, and of stealing over $100,000 from the diocese. Died 10/1/2009. On the diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY 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
Assignments:
N/A
Titone Robert A. 1971 P Settled Diocesan 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. The man received a settlement. On diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY Source:
New York Times 11.10.17; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Tugwood James C. 1960 P Accused Diocesan Deceased. Per the diocese in 2/19, an allegation was made against Tugwood, which the diocese did not find to be credible. The diocese did not included Tugwood on its list in 2/19. Tugwood's accuser was allowed to participate in the IRCP (Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program). The diocese stated that the IRCP did not find the allegation to be substantiated. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Vazhappily Paul 1961 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Permanently removed from ministry 4/3/06. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Verrengio Rocco 1970 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 10/1/2009. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Voiland George 1950 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Permanently removed 6/28/04. Died 12/4/12, Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Walsh Edward 1932 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 10/14/84. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Weber Joseph J. 1966 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Permanently removed from ministry 6/27/02. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Wicks Kenneth 1963 P none Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 11/20/93. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Wilders George 1970 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 7/4/90. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Wildgruber Francis 1960 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 4/30/2004. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Yander Benjamin 1931 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 11/29/86. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Zatarga
George F. 1968 P Accused Diocesan Placed on leave 11/30/07 after admitting to "inappropriate behavior" with as many as five youths in the 1970s. Victims included three brothers. Further allegations involved an 18-year-old youth and events in 2007. Sent for counseling. Zatarga kept a "travel log" of his 1976 trips with teenage boys and often mentioned their "unique physiques." Died 8/28/11. On diocese's list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY 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; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A
Zollo Vincent A. 1980 P Sued Diocesan Named as defendant in lawsuit filed in Brooklyn in which 26 people alleged abuse by twelve priests and one religious brother. Lawsuit said Zollo abused a male parishioner at Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach, where he was assigned from 1981-83. Resigned at some point. Per the diocese in 2/19, the diocese deemed the allegation "unsubstantiated," but the claimant was allowed to participate in the IRCP. (Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program.) The diocese did not include Zollo on its list in 2/19. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newsday 10.16.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Assignments:
N/A


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