Kenneth A. Jesselli: Archdiocesan Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Kenneth A. Jesselli

Kenneth A. Jesselli


In April 2002, Fr. Kenneth Jesseli of the Archdiocese of New York was accused of child sexual abuse. At the time the allegation was made, Fr. Jesseli was working at Holy Name of Mary in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. Fr. Jesseli had been assigned to the church two years earlier to replace Fr. Gennaro Gentile, another priest who had been accused of child sexual abuse. Fr. Jesselli was removed from ministry in 2002 and laicized in 2005.

Fr. Kenneth Jesseli was ordained in 1984. He worked at the following locations:

  • 1985-1987: Holy Spirit, New York (Bronx), NY
  • 1988: Immaculate Conception, Tuckahoe, NY
  • 1989-1990: Unknown
  • 1991-1993: St. Gabriel’s, New York (Bronx), NY
  • 1993-1999: St. Francis Xavier, New York (Bronx), NY
  • 2000: St. Anthony’s, Yonkers, NY
  • 2001-2002: Holy Name of Mary, Croton-on-Hudson, NY (administrator)
  • 2003: Unknown

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