Charles A. Ribaudo


In 2002, Fr. Charles A. Ribaudo of the Diocese of Rockville Centre was placed on leave and subsequently retired following allegations he sexually abused a student. Fr. Ribaudo was the chaplain and counselor at Holy Trinity High School when he allegedly sexually abused a male student over a period of approximately three years. Another survivor reported he was sexually abused by Fr. Ribaudo in approximately the mid-1980s while he was a student at Sacred Heart in North Merrick, New York.

In 2002, a grand jury was convened to investigate the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s handling of clergy sexual abuse allegations. The Suffolk County Grand Jury’s description of Priest O matches public allegations of child sexual abuse against Fr. Ribaudo. The grand jury report reveals that Priest O admitted in therapy that he had abused “at least 12 boys” during his time at Holy Trinity High School.

Fr. Charles A. Ribaudo was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Rockville Centre on May 27, 1967 and worked at the following locations:

  • 1968-1970: St. Rose of Lima, Massapequa, NY
  • 1971-1984: Holy Trinity High School, Hicksville, NY (1971-1972: Chaplain; 1973-1981: Counselor/Chaplain; 1982-1984: Chaplain)
  • 1985-1987: Sacred Heart, North Merrick, NY
  • 1988-2002: St. Dominic’s, Oyster Bay, NY
  • 2003-2016: Retired

Fr. Charles A. Ribaudo died on August 13, 2016.

(Source: Official Catholic Directory &