Fr. Harold T. Cox

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1944-1952: St. Joseph’s Church; Ronkonkoma, NY
  • 1957-1963 — St. Gabriel Parish; New Lots, NY
  • 1964-1971 — St. Camillus; Rockaway Beach, NY


Cox was named in an October 2003 civil suit, where 27 victims alleged sexual abuse by 24 priests. One man alleged that Cox sexually abused him during the late 1950s at St. Gabriel Parish, while he was between 11 and 14 years old. The man alleged that Cox instructed the boy to meet after confession. He said the abuse occurred between 30 to 50 times.

Sources:  Newday 10.02.03