Br. Ben O’Reilly


Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Religious Order:  Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn

Summary of Assignments:

  • Unknown — St. Francis Preparatory

Notes:  In civil suit filed 6/13, a woman who graduated in 2009 alleged she was sexually harassed by O’Reilly, a Spanish teacher at St. Francis Prep in Queens. She complained to school and Principal admitted that he had a history of harassing girls. School had O’Reilly evaluated by psychologist who deemed him unfit to work with children. He was removed from classroom but allowed to continue living on campus.

Sources:  New York Daily News 06.13.13; New York Daily News 08.07.13; SNAP Statement 08.08.13; NY Post 09.23.13; SNAP Statement 09.23.13; PIX 11 09.25.13; Times Ledger 09.26.13