Fr. Michael Hands

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Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 1993
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, West Islip, NY; 1993-98
  • St. Philip Neri, Northport, NY; 1998-2000
  • St. Raphael’s, East Meadow, NY; 2000-2001
  • Absent on leave; 2001-2002

Notes:  Arrested 5/01 and charged with sexual abuse of a 13 year old youth over a year and a half period. Another allegation surfaced involving a 22 yr old man abused about 10 yrs previously (before ordination??). Pleaded guilty in 2002-2003 on two separate charges. Sentenced 2003 to 2 yrs jail and to 6 mo jail and 5 yrs probation. Released 4/04 and requested laicization. Identified as Priest W in Suffolk Co. Grand Jury report of 1/03. On NY Sex Offender Registry.

Sources:  3.4.03 Statement by Michael Hands; Newsday 1.3.03; Newsday 1.3.03 Excerpts from Sworn Statement by Michael Hands; Newsday 1.9.03; Newsday 3.4.03; Newsday 3.8.02; Newsday 5.1.04; Newsday.com 2.5.03; Newsday.com 01.14.03; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; NY Times 03.02.03; Newsday 03.12.03; Newsday 03.13.03; Newsday 04.12.05; http://bishop-accountability.org/

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