Protasio Soares: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Protasio Soares

In October 2003, Fr. Protasio Soares, a visiting priest from India working in the Diocese of Brooklyn, was named in a lawsuit filed by survivors of child sexual abuse. Fr. Soares worked at St. Bartholomew’s in Elmhurst, New York, where he allegedly sexually abused a nine-year-old girl from approximately 1954 to 1955.

Fr. Protasio Soares is now retired and living in Mysore, India.

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