Brooklyn Diocese Sexual Abuse
First Lawsuit Filed Against the Diocese of Brooklyn: On August 14, 2019, sixteen of our clients filed one of the first lawsuits against the Diocese of Brooklyn under the Child Victims Act. You can read our clients’ lawsuit by clicking this link: Eskridge et al. v. Diocese of Brooklyn. You can also read one of our client’s stories by clicking this link: Childhood Sex Abuse Cases Will Now Be Heard Even if Abuse Happened Decades Ago.
We represent a number of people who were sexually abused by priests and others who served in the Diocese of Brooklyn. More than 60 priests within the Diocese have been accused of childhood sexual abuse, but many of the allegations were not investigated because of New York’s outdated statute of limitations.
The following list of priests who have faced abuse allegations was compiled from different sources, including news reports. Please know some of the allegations are disputed by the individuals listed below. Where possible we have provided a summary of the allegations and a list of the individual’s known assignments.
By default the list below is sorted by the priest’s last name. You can also sort the list by first name.
Please know the list is not intended to be exhaustive — there are likely priests and others in the Diocese of Brooklyn who abused children but who are not listed below.
If you or someone you love was sexually abused by a priest within the Diocese of Brooklyn, please contact us for a free, confidential consultation to learn your legal options.