Diocese: Archdiocese of New York
Religious Order: Congregation of Religious Brothers
Notes: Became religious brother in 1974. Named in 2005 civil suit which was refiled in 2007 Accused of abuse as a novice brother and also of offering drugs to plaintiff. Abuse alleged against other defendants as well as claims of sexual harrassment and other issues. Plaintiff’s appeal was dismissed by the NY Supreme Court 10/09.
Sources: Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, No. 07-102959;US District Court, Southern District New York, No. 05-CV-10467; Renew America 05.17.06; Hoatson v. New York Archdiocese, NY Supreme Court Decision 102958/07 10.26.09; http://www.bishop-accountability.org/