James (Jaime) Duenas: Archdiocesan Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

James (Jaime) Duenas

James Duenas


In August 2011, Fr. James Duenas of the Archdiocese of New York was accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl. Fr. Duenas sexually abused the survivor in the rectory of Nativity of Our Blessed Lady in New York (Bronx), New York. Fr. Duenas was subsequently arrested and charged with sexual abuse of the girl, forcibly touching her, and endangering the welfare of a child. He pleaded guilty to the charges and was suspended from ministry. In June 2014, the survivor filed a civil lawsuit against Fr. Duenas. Fr. Duenas died on June 6, 2014.

Fr. James Duenas worked at the following locations:

1950: Ordained in Colombia

1951-1967: Unknown

1968-1971: Our Lady of the Rosary, New York, NY

1968-1971: Our Lady Star of the Sea, Governors Island, NY

1971-1974: St. Mary’s, New York (Staten Island), NY

1974-1978: Unknown

1978-1981: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Tuxedo, NY

1981-1984: Unknown

1984-1985: St. Marin of Tours’, New York (Bronx), NY

1985-1991: St. Teresa of Avila, North Tarrytown, NY

1991-2014: Nativity of Our Blessed Lady, New York (Bronx), NY

6/6/2014: Died

(Source: file:///P:/desktop/duenas_jaime2.webp and http://www.bishopaccountability.org/Duenas_Jaime_H.html)