Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Rockville Centre
The Diocese of Rockville Centre serves a Catholic population of 90,000+ across 12,036 square miles. The diocese has 93 parishes, 7 missions, 10 elementary schools, and 2 high schools. As of 2018, more than 60 priests, clergy and employees of the diocese have been publicly accused of sexual misconduct.
In 2017, Church officials announced an independent compensation plan for survivors of sexual abuse within the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Serving more as a stopgap rather than a long-term solution, this plan is extremely limited in its capacity to help clergy sex abuse survivors find justice. We recommend that survivors pursue healing and justice through the New York Child Victims Act and urge you to contact legal counsel prior to taking action.
The Anderson Report: Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Rockville Centre
This report contains the names of diocesan priests, religious order priests, and other religious clerics associated with the Diocese of Rockville Centre, including those who were assigned within or working in the geographic boundaries of the Diocese, who have been accused of sexual misconduct with minors. The information in this Anderson Report is derived from publicly available sources, claims made by survivors to the dioceses and religious orders responsible for the offenders, and legal settlements made as a result of claims for sexual abuse. The vast majority of the claims against these individuals have been settled or have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. Accordingly, the allegations should be considered just allegations and should not be considered proved or substantiated in a court of law. In many situations, the statute of limitations has expired preventing the cases from being heard in a court of law. Download the report.
Suffolk County Grand Jury Report
On February 10, 2003, the Suffolk County Grand Jury Report was released after an investigation into the Diocese of Rockville Centre, its priest and its parishes. The Grand Jury examined personnel records of the diocese’s priests, including secret archive files of 43 priests. The Grand Jury concluded that “officials in the Diocese failed in their responsibility to protect children” and “ignored complaints about the sexually abusive behavior of priests.”
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Clergy accused of child sexual abuse in the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
The list below contain the names of clergy who were assigned within or working in the New York Diocese of Rockville Centre who have been accused of sexual misconduct. While lawsuits were filed involving many of these alleged perpetrators, the vast majority of the claims against these individuals have been settled or have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. Accordingly, the allegations should be considered just allegations and should not be considered proved or substantiated in a court of law.
All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. In some situations, the statute of limitations has expired preventing cases from being heard in a court of law. The information contained herein is an attempt to compile information already available to the public including information obtained from the media, www.bishopaccountability.org, the Diocese’s public statements, lists and reports that were released to the public, and other sources that have attempted to chronicle this information for public use.