Media Advisory: Diocese of Rockville Centre Named in 2nd Abuse Lawsuit Regarding Priest Still in Ministry

Fr. Yacyshyn Was Allowed to Continue in Ministry at St. Jude’s in Mastic Beach, Even After the First Lawsuit was Filed in January 2015

Plaintiff Alleges that the Diocese’s Actions are a Public Nuisance and Urges Law Enforcement Action

Media Advisory – 4-26-16

(New York, NY) – At a press conference Tuesday on Long Island, Attorney Mike Reck of Jeff Anderson & Associates and Chris Anderson of MaleSurvivor will:

  • Announce the filing of a second complaint on behalf of a new victim, a 20 year-old man, naming the Diocese of Rockville Centre and St. Francis Assisi Church as defendants. Plaintiff alleges sexual abuse by Father Gregory Yacyshyn when he was a young boy and parishioner at St. Francis of Assisi in Greenlawn, New York.
  • Discuss the public nuisance claim alleged in the lawsuit for the Diocese’s failure to remove Fr. Yacyshyn from ministry and refusal to release the identity, whereabouts and records of known offenders.
  • Encourage law enforcement to investigate and other sexual abuse survivors to come forward and demand the Diocese remove Father Yacyshyn from ministry.
  • Photos and additional documents will be available.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM (ET)

Long Island Marriott
101 James Doolittle Blvd.
Adelphi Room
Uniondale, NY 11553

Notes: Copies of the complaint and additional documents will be available at our website.