Diocese: Diocese of Rochester
Summary of Assignments:
- 1963-1968: Sacred Heart; Auburn, NY
- 1969-1973: St. John the Evangelist; Spencerport, NY
- 1974-1985: St. Patrick Church; Owego, NY
- 1986: Absent on Sick Leave; Diocese of Rochester
- 1987-1988: Unassigned; Diocese of Rochester
Per 4/02 articles, Cason was “removed from ministry” in 1985 because of sexual misconduct. There were apparently multiple victims. Police investigated; no charges filed. Diocese investigated and found allegations credible. He was sent for treatment and never allowed to return to ministry. Eight plaintiffs filed suits 12/02. Many dismissed on SOL. Voluntarily laicized per 6/7/12 statement from Diocese.
Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Press & Sun Bulletin 1.4.03; Press & Sun Bulletin 5.5.02; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12; Press & Sun Bulletin 04.18.02; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 04.22.02; Press & Sun Bulletin 12.04.02; Press & Sun Bulletin 12.07.02; Press & Sun Bulletin 12.11.02; Press & Sun Bulletin 12.19.02; Press & Sun Bulletin 12.25.02; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 05.09.03; Press & Sun Bulletin 10.08.04; Press and Sun-Bulletin 05.05.07; http://bishop-accountability.org/member/psearch.jsp
Note: Years listed indicate editions of the Official Catholic Directory. Because of the publication schedule of the Directory, a priest listed at a parish in a given year was also likely at that parish for part of the previous year.