Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn
Notes: In massive civil suit filed Oct 1, 2003 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Sickler. One man says he was sexually abused by Sickler from 1959 to 1961. Plaintiff was 14. Sickler asked the youth to join a “secret club” in the restroom of the parish elementary school. Handshake for the “secret club” involved manipulating each other’s genitals. Sickler died in October, 1996.