Catholic Priest

Richard Lewkiewicz

Ordained: 1968

Father Lewkiewicz was named in a 2003 lawsuit filed by twenty-seven plaintiffs who accused twenty-four priests of sexual abuse. Lewkiewicz was accused of raping a 7-year-old boy while leaving Blessed Sacrament Church in Jackson Heights in approximately 1970. In 2004, the Diocese of Brooklyn announced that the allegation against Lewkiewicz had “no merit and no credibility.”