Liam O’Doherty: Sexual Misconduct With a Minor or Vulnerable Adult

Liam O’Doherty

  • 1965: Ordained
  • 1966-1967: St. Lawrence, Canton, NY
  • 1968: St. Joseph, Malone, NY
  • 1969-1971: St. Patrick, Port Henry, NY
  • 1972-1973: St. Mary, Clayton, NY
  • 1974-1979: St. Ann, St. Regis Falls, NY
  • 1980-1993: St. Andrew, Sackets Harbor, NY
  • 1994-1998: St. Michael Church, Antwerp, NY
  • 1999-2001: Absent on leave
  • 2002: Absent on sick leave
  • 2003-2018: Unknown

Notes: In 1979, a Franklin County grand jury accused Fr. Liam O’Doherty of sexually abusing three children in the mid- to late 1970s. The misdemeanor charges were dismissed shortly thereafter. In the early 2000s, four women filed civil lawsuits alleging that Fr. O’Doherty sexually abused them as children. Fr. O’Doherty was reportedly removed from ministry and no longer functions as a priest. As of 2003, he was reportedly residing at Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer, Missouri.