Year Ordained: 1980
Diocese: Syracuse, New York
Notes: Arrested 5/21/14 and charged with possession of six images of a sexual performance by a child (child porn). Diocese had reported allegations to DA’s office “a few months ago.” He retired in 2012 and was living at a home for retired priests. He was not in active ministry after leaving for unrelated personal reasons. Diocese denies any previous allegations against him. Plea deal may be possible in 7/14 but looks doubtful 8/14 because Ours keeps contesting the charges. In 8/14, he pled guilty to all six charges in a plea agreement. Received 10 yrs.’ probation and ordered to register as a sex offender. Accused in 6/17 suit of abusing a boy decades previously, when Ours was a deacon.
Sources: http://www.bishop-accountability.org/; Binghamton Homepage 05.21.14; NYC Central 05.21.14; Post-Standard 05.21.14; SNAP Statement 05.21.14; WBNG Channel 12 05.21.14; SNAP Statement 06.11.14; Syracuse com 06.11.14; Post-Standard 07.08.14; SNAP Statement 07.08.14; Post-Standard 08.12.14; SNAP Statement 08.26.14; Syracuse com 08.26.14; WICZ 08.26.14; CNY Central 11.05.14; Post-Standard 11.05.14; Press & Sun-Bulletin 11.06.14; Syracuse com 06.02.17