Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Rockville Centre

From simply listening to your story without judgment to assistance navigating the complexities of the New York Child Victims Act, we are ready to help New York child sex abuse survivors find justice and healing. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates have spent 37 years working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide.

All claims under the New York Child Victims Act must be filed by August 13, 2021. Time is limited. Contact us confidentially today.

Diocese of Rockville Centre Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

On October 1, 2020, the Diocese Rockville Centre filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after being named as a defendant in dozens of clergy sexual abuse lawsuits. Historically, organizations such as Catholic Dioceses have used Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a shield to prevent jury trials and allow the institution to continue business as usual while maintaining its secrets. This legal tactic can and often does prevent survivors of clerical sexual abuse from pursuing legal action, exposing predators, and holding the Diocese accountable. However, you still have rights and a limited time to exercise these rights. Please visit our Chapter 11 bankruptcy FAQ page for more details about this process.

All Diocese of Rockville Centre bankruptcy claims  must be filed by August 13, 2021. Time is limited. Contact us confidentially today.

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. 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.”

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.