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176 Alleged New York Child Sexual Predators Publicly Identified for the First Time

Public Help Needed to Determine which Alleged Perpetrators are Active Threats to Children

On July 14, the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates released a comprehensive report based on public data detailing newly identified alleged perpetrators in Catholic institutions across New York. Through this report, it became evident that two lawsuits had been filed by another law firm alleging that Robert Caldera, the former Executive Director of the Catholic Youth Organization for the Diocese of Brooklyn, was accused of child sexual abuse. 

On July 14, 2021, we released the names of 176 perpetrators who have been publicly identified for the first time within lawsuits filed under the New York Child Victims Act. Among the list are Catholic priests, church officials, church employees, coaches, teachers, and other laymen perpetrators. Some accusations go back decades while some are in the 2000s, raising the critical question: Which accused perpetrators pose the greatest risk to the public?

We are pleading for the public’s help in making that determination and asking the public to contribute what they might know about the people on the list. The number of alleged perpetrators living “under the radar” is alarming.

Among the newly publicly identified perpetrators named is Robert Caldera, who has been identified in two lawsuits filed under the New York Child Victims Act accusing him of sexual abuse of minors. Caldera is the former Executive Director of the catholic youth organization for the Diocese of Brooklyn. Caldera had access to upwards of 20,000 minor athletes and 100 parishes in the Diocese of Brooklyn, creating massive risk for children in the Brooklyn and Queens area.

Do Any Of These Alleged Child Molesters Still Have Access To Kids?

We have determined that 22 of the 177 newly identified alleged perpetrators are currently alive and whether they have access to children is unknown. These names were gathered from public information, and the vast majority of claims against these individuals have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court:

Antonucci, Nicholas
Berran, Donald M.
Blue, Tanya
Bonet, Vincent
Burrell, Brian

Caldera, Robert
Campanile, Gerald
Caruselle, Michael
Chinh, Peter
Colon, Andre

Esposito, Francis
Estrada, Frank
Estrada, Juan
Fajardo, Ricardo
Frazier, Scott
Gigante, Louis

Gill, Carlos
Gomez, Anthony
Mahoney, Peter A.
Pasek, Timothy
Shannon, Francis
Walderman, John M.

We are unable to determine if 106 of the 177 newly identified alleged perpetrators are currently alive or deceased and whether they have access to children is unknown. These names were gathered from public information, and the vast majority of claims against these individuals have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court:

Alauddin, Rose
Archer, Louis
Bell, Mike
Bentivegna, Louis J.
Boyd, Joseph
Brady, Edward B.
Brandt, Joshua
Buckel, Ronald P.
Carreras, Steven Lawrence
Catapano, Frank
Christine, Mary
Clarke, Eloy
Colarossi, Riccardo
Covert, Griffin
D’Arcy, William
Dargon, James
Davis, Josiah
DeCicco, Pascal A.
Dee, Charles
Dekalb, Phyllis
Dolan, Martin A.
Donegan, James
Ernest, Mary
Flanagan, Frances
Fleming, Michael
Gabriel, Azarias

Gardner, Francis
Gerchman, Martin
Gibson, George Richard
Glowacki, Thaddeus
Goodman, Earl
Grace, Mary
Grogan, Joseph
Harrigan, Robert
Hough, Maurice
Ivor, Punakateal
Johnston, John
Jones, Eric
Jones, John
Jones, Kevin
Jones, Paul
Kondziolka, Richard
Krauss, Richard
Laing, Keith
Larkin, Robert
LaTorre, Anthony
Lavelle, Al
Lee, ‘Jerry’
Lee, John
Lerga, Arturo
Levis, Brennen
Lewis, Brian

Limardo, Alfredo
Lonergan, Vincent
Loring, Greg
Loring, Robert
Lowell, John B.
Lumpkin, Norman
Magdalene, Ann
Manjarrez, Marcos
Marie, Peter
Maudsley, Richard
McCabe, Terrence
McCourt, Robert
McDermott, Tom
McGuines, Chris
Merklinger, John
Moore, Francis
Moore, Vincent
Moran, Kyle
Morton, Henry
Nelson, Howie
Nicholson, James
Nuzzolo, Philip
O’Connor, Edward
O’Neill, Terence
Parent, Timothy
Patrick, Brice
Pelligrine, Frank

Power, John
Ramos, Carlos
Redford, Thomas
Reis, Thomas
Remote, Wesley
Rivera, Jay
Rivera, Roger
Robinson, Patrick
Roche, William Tarcisius
Roden, Robert J.
Sabatos, Daniel
Schaut, John
Stafford, Connie
Stafford, Ed
Stapinsky, Steven
Synakowski, Louis
Taylor, Kevin
Turshack, Carl
Tyson, John
Valentin, David
Valentin, Nelson
Velasquez, Antonio
Velez-Lopez, Guillermo
Walsh, Alex
White, Sean
Wiese, Joseph
Williams, Darnell

We have determined that 49 of the 177 newly identified alleged perpetrators are deceased. These names were gathered from public information, and the vast majority of claims against these individuals have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court:

Alwell, Jupiter
Aufieri, Robert
Best, James
Burk, Jean Ann
Burke, Henry J.
Byrne, Raymond
Calkins, Howard
Carrano, Michael A.
Carroll, Patrick M.
Cecilia, Ann
Coyle, Eugene P.

Curley, Thomas J.
Derivan, Thomas
Dick, Lawrence (‘Larry’)
Diver, Patrick
Driscoll, Thomas
Dudek, Berard
Duggan, Helene
Dunn, Joseph
Fleckenstein, J. Charles
Foley, Matthew F.
Gilligan, George
Harth, Charles F.

Hogan, Edward P.
Jackson, Eddie
Kernan, Joseph C.
Kopfman, William
Laroche, Eugene
LeDuc, Paul
Lesch, Carl
Marcinkiewicz, Eugene V.
Marie, Judith
Mathis, Joseph E.
McLaughlin, Kenneth
McmIllan, Mac

Mercado, Santos
Mulligan, Robert
O’Donoghue, Kevin J.
Pellegrini, Jerry
Piloco, Arthur
Pomilio, Matthew
Riley, John
Robitaille, Joseph S.
Rodriguez, Carlos
Shannon, Philip P.
Smith, Leo
Stanislaus, Louis

Full Searchable List of More Than 3,300 Publicly Accused Child Molesters

The New York Child Victims Act (CVA) proved to be a historic time for previously time-barred survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy in New York dioceses. Between the opening of the CVA on August 14, 2019, and May 31, 2021, more than 3,300 child sexual abuse lawsuits involving the Catholic Church, its affiliated organizations, its clergy, and its employees were filed in the state of New York. These lawsuits allege abuse by more than 1,700 individuals, including cardinals, bishops, priests, members of religious orders, and lay staff.

We analyzed these lawsuits and present our analysis as of May 31, 2021, in the interactive dashboard below. We invite you to explore summary data by state or diocese and scroll or search for accused perpetrators by name

Note: These lawsuits were filed in New York involving these alleged perpetrators. The vast majority of claims against these individuals have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. The allegations should not be considered proved or substantiated in a court of law. All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty.