Fr. John F. Harrold: Clergy With Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Fr. John F. Harrold

Ordained: 1973
  • 1974-1977: St. Mary of the Assumption, Rome, NY
  • 1978: St. Peter, Rome, NY
  • 1979-1980: St. Catherine, Binghamton, NY
  • 1980: Catholic Charities – Broome County Offices (Executive Administrator)
  • 1980: Family Life Bureau – Broome County (Director)
  • 1981-1982: St. Mary, Oswego, NY
  • 1983: Leave of absence
  • 1984-1986: On duty outside the Diocese – Servants of the Paraclete
  • 1987: Absent on leave
  • 1988-2003: On duty outside the Diocese
  • 2004-2018: Unknown


In 1983, Fr. John F. Harrold was arrested for allegedly sending child pornography through the mail. The criminal charges against him were dropped after he entered a treatment center in New Mexico. Fr. Harrold reportedly resigned from the priesthood in 1997.