Fr. Roy A. Drake


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Ordination Date: 1963

Religious Order: Jesuit

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Click Here for Detailed Assignment History

Notes:  Accused in 2005 of raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old boy in 1969 on an overnight before a ski trip, while assigned to Fordham Prep in the NY archdiocese. Accused in 2014 of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy on 6/30/74 while Drake worked at Maine Maritime Academy, located in the Portland ME diocese. Also assigned in the dioceses of Boston, Seattle, Grand Rapids or Saginaw, Syracuse, Washington, and Cleveland. Worked at colleges and retreat houses and gave hundreds of workshops and retreats in the US and internationally. Spiritual director in the NY archdiocese. At Vianney Renewal Center in St Louis archdiocese 2006-2008. Died 8/21/08.

Sources: 10.13.89;Post Standard 08.13.90;George Drake 01.08.04;NY Times 10.21.08;Fordham Ram 11.07.08;The Observer 12.11.08; NY Daily News 10.01.14; New York Daily News 04.22.16;The Paper 08.09.16;Fordham Ram 08.16.16;Fordham Ram 08.18.16


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