Fr. Esteban Rodriguez

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  Carmelite

Notes:  Rodriguez was one of four priests accused of paying a 16-year-old boy, who worked as a church secretary, for sex between 1996 to 1998. The teen also alleged to have witnessed Rodriguez engaged in group masturbation with Rev. Ruben Rodriguez and Rev. John Albino.

The boy and his family confronted church leaders in 1999, who reportedly tried to get them to sign a release. A civil suit was filed in 2000 and settled with the boy’s family prior to 2002.

Rodriguez may still be an active priest in Puerto Rico.

Sources:  NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.24.01; NY Post 06.25.01; NY Post 06.28.01; Associated Press 09.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02