Finian (Robert) Magee: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Finian (Robert) Magee

Accused Priest Finnian Robert Magee


In 2003, Br. Finian Magee was named in a child sexual abuse lawsuit. Br. Magee worked at St. Joseph’s Parish school in Babylon, New York when he allegedly sexually abused a 12-year-old boy in approximately the early 1970s. Br. Magee was the boy’s sixth-grade homeroom teacher and allegedly sexually abused the boy in the classroom and his private school office.

Br. Finian Magee entered the Franciscan Brothers congregation on July 26, 1953. During his 39 years with the Franciscan Brothers, he worked/taught at the following locations:

  • 1955-1956: Saint Leonard’s High School
  • 1956-1957: Our Lady of Good Counsel
  • 1957: Saint Francis Xavier
  • 1957-1963: Saint Aidan, Williston Park, NY
  • 1963-1964: Our Lady of Lourdes
  • 1964-1966: Our Lady of Good Counsel
  • 1966-1969: Notre Dame, New Hyde Park, NY
  • 1969-1970: Saint Aidan
  • 1970-1971: Saint Brigid
  • 1971-1981: Saint Joseph, Babylon, NY
  • 1981-1982: Saint Mary Star of the Sea
  • 1982-1993: Saint Anthony High School

Br. Finian Magee died on August 27, 1993.

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