Diocese: Archdiocese of New York
Summary of Assignments:
- Cathedral Preparatory Seminary High School and College, Harlem, 1980s
- St. Charles Borromeo, Harlem, 1989-2010
Notes: Placed on leave 8/08 from Saint Charles Borromeo Parish after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor in late 1980s surfaced. Second allegation was reported to the DA’s office as it conducted initial investigation. By 9/20/08, 8 more accusers had come forward. No criminal charges due to SOL. Harris has denied all allegations. In 9/10, he resigned from parish and was permanently removed from active priesthood. Sentenced to life of prayer & penance 1/12 by Vatican.
Sources: Daily News 8.4.08; Daily News 8.4.08; Daily News 8.5.08; eFluxMedia 8.5.08; NY Post 8.4.08; NY Post 8.5.08; NY Times 8.5.08; NY Times 8.9.08; Statement by Archdiocese of New York 8.3.08; WABC 8.4.08; WCBStv.com 8.3.08; Edge 08.12.08; NY Times 08.14.08; Daily News 08.15.08; NY Times 09.20.08; http://bishop-accountability.org/