In 2015, Fr. Gregory Yacyshyn of the Diocese of Rockville Centre was named in a child sexual abuse lawsuit. Fr. Yacyshyn worked at St. Francis of Assisi in Greenlawn, New York when he allegedly sexually abused an 8-year-old girl in approximately 2003. Fr. Yacyshyn was named in a second child sexual abuse lawsuit on April 25, 2016. Fr. Yacyshyn worked at St. Francis of Assisi when he began allegedly sexually abusing a 5-year-old boy from approximately 2001 to 2003. As of May 2016, he was still in ministry.
Fr. Gregory Yacyshyn was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Rockville Centre in 1998 and worked at the following locations:
- 1998-2003: St. Francis of Assisi, Greenlawn, NY
- 2003-2007: St. Patrick’s, Bay Shore, NY
- 2007-2016: St. Jude’s, Mastic Beach, NY
Fr. Gregory Yacyshyn is believed to be residing in Seaford, New York.
(Source: Official Catholic Directory & www.bishop-accountability.org)