Year Ordained: 1954
Diocese: Syracuse, New York
Notes: Man claimed Neary raped him at least 100 times over two years. Original accusation against Neary was made at a State Senate Hearing in Albany in 5/03. Diocese would not discuss case but said they offered to pay the man’s counseling bills. As of 1/04 diocese had paid $3000 in counseling bills. Neary died 9/01 at age 83. He had retired in 1995. 2008 articles reference numerous victims who have not made public allegations.
Sources: http://www.bishop-accountability.org/; Post-Standard 09.19.01; Post-Standard (NY) 06.18.03; Post-Standard 01.07.04; Post-Standard 01.17.04; Post-Standard 06.26.07; City of Angels 10.26.08; News and Observer 04.29.10; Renew America 12.04.11; Syracuse News 09.13.15; Syracuse News 09.15.15
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