Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre
Summary of Assignments:
- St. Francis of Assisi, Greenlawn, NY; 1998-2003
- St. Patrick’s, Bayshore, NY; 2003-2007
- St. Jude’s, Mastic Beach, NY; 2007-2016
Notes: Accused in a 1/15 lawsuit of sexually abusing 8-yr-old girl in 2003 when assigned to St. Francis of Assisi Church in Greenlawn NY. Girl’s family reported the alleged abuse to diocese and law enforcement; diocese did not inform the parish or public and kept Yacyshyn in ministry. Diocese said allegations unsubstantiated and called the claim an “unfortunate publicity stunt.” A New York Supreme Court judge ruled in 12/15 the lawsuit could proceed. A second accuser filed suit in 4/25/16, alleging sexual abuse when he was a 5 to 7 yrs-old in 2001-2003 at St. Francis of Assisi in Greenlawn. Yacyshyn denied the allegations. Working at St. Jude’s in Mastic Beach in 4/16.
Sources: CBS New York 01.21.15; NBC New York 01.21.15; Hamilton and Griffin on Rights 04.07.15; CBS New York 12.15.15; Newsday 04.26.16; SNAP 04.26.16; Courthouse News Service 04.29.16; CBS New York 05.06.16; Fios 1 05.06.16; News 12 05.06.16; Newsday 05.06.16; New York Daily News 05.25.16; Raw Story 05.26.16; SNAP 05.26.16; http://bishop-accountability.org/