Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn, Diocese of Baltimore
Religious Order: Pallotine
Notes: Placed on leave 11/07 by Baltimore archdiocese after accusation surfaced that he had abused a teenage boy in Brooklyn in 1970s. At the time of the alleged abuse, Salerno was a lay member (brother) of the Pallotine order. Salerno neither admitted or denied the accusation at the time. Order announced 12/08 that Salerno has since admitted that he molested a 13-year-old boy in the late 1970s. Privileges have been permanently removed.
Sources: Baltimore Sun 11.19.07; WJZ 11.19.07; Baltimore Sun 11.20.07; The Examiner 11.20.07; WJZ 11.25.07; ABC 2 11.27.07; Baltimore Sun 12.03.07; WJZ 02.26.08; Baltimore Sun 02.27.08; Letter from Pallotine Order to Parish 12.28.08; ABC 2 12.30.08; Baltimore Sun 12.30.08; Catholic Review 12.30.08; WBAL 12.30.08; Examiner 12.31.08; http://bishop-accountability.org/