Fr. Benjamin S. Yander: Diocesan Clergy Accused of Sexual Misconduct With a Minor

Fr. Benjamin S. Yander

Ordained: 1931
  • 1932-1935: St. Joseph’s, Long Island City, NY (BRK)
  • 1936-1951: Fourteen Holy Martyrs’, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1952: St. Pancras, Glendale, NY (BRK)
  • 1953-1961: St. Mary Queen of Heaven, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1962-1963: Transfiguration, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1964-1976: American Martyrs, Bayside, NY (BRK)
  • 1977-1986: Retired; American Martyrs, Bayside, NY (BRK)
  • 1986: Died

Fr. Benjamin Yander was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Fr. Yander was named on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s 2019 “List of Diocesan Clergy for Whom the Diocese Received Allegations of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor,” in the subsection “Diocese of Brooklyn Clergy Who Were Deceased/or Resigned Prior to a Finding of Credibility.” The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, are unknown. Fr. Yander’s access to children from 1977 until his death in 1986 is unknown.