Fr. John Mott

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Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 6/2/56
  • St. Raphael’s, East Meadow, NY; 1956-1969
  • St. Pius X, Plainview, NY; 1969-1971
  • St. Aidan’s, Williston Park, NY; 1971-1976
  • St. Patrick’s, Smithtown, NY; Pastor 1976-1990
  • St. Catherine of Siena, Franklin Square, NY; 1990-1995
  • Our Lady of Mercy, Hicksville, NY; 1995-1997
  • Sick leave; 1997 – 6/9/99
  • Died; 6/9/99

Notes:  Mott is alleged to have abused a 15 yr old girl in 1960s. She filed civil suit in 1994 and at least 4 other women have come forward with similar complaints. Mott took a 6 mo leave after the other women came forward. Mott underwent psychiatric evaluation twice; he was found to not be in need of counseling either time. Suit dropped 1995 due to SOL. Two of the women filed suit in 1997; suit dismissed 1998. Diocese settled with both women. Mott is dead.

Sources:  Newsday 01.12.95; Newsday 10.05.95; Newsday 03.13.97; Newsday 08.21.97; Newsday 06.07.02; USA Today 11.11.02http://bishop-accountability.org/

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