Diocese: Archdiocese of New York
Notes: Originally ordained in Colombia. Has served in NY since 1960s. Duenas, age 87, was arrested 8/2/11 at Our Blessed Lady Church in The Bronx and charged with Forceable Touching and Sexual Abuse of a 16 yr old girl who had just started working in the rectory. Alleged abuse occurred within two weeks of the day he was arrested. Also known as Father James. Archdiocese says no previous allegations. He pled guilty but also had case sealed and blamed the girl for wearing short skirts. Duenas has died but the girl filed a civil suit as of 06/30/14.
Sources: http://bishop-accountability.org/; CBS NY 08.04.11; KTLA 08.04.11; My Fox NY 08.04.11; NY1 08.04.11;SNAP Statement 08.04.11;Spero News 08.04.11;WABC 08.04.11; Wall Street Journal 08.04.11;WPIX 08.05.11; WPIX 08.08.11; SNAP Statement 01.06.12; New Civil Rights Movement 01.12.12;Berger’s Beat 05.05.12; NY Post 06.30.14; SNAP Statement 06.30.14