Catholic Priest

Kenneth F. O’Connell

Ordained: 1956

Father O’Connell is accused of sodomizing a 12 year old boy.  The man accusing O’Connell of rape and sodomy further alleges that the abuse took place in 1973 at Camp Spes Mundi in Hope Falls, where O’Connell was allegedly the Boy Scout Chaplain of the camp.  O’Connell has served in multiple capacities, including as Director of the Catholic Youth Organization of the Archdiocese of New York and the national chaplain of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting.