Position: Former Nun; Teacher at St. Frances de Chantal, Throgs Neck, Bronx, NY
Diocese/Order: Archdiocese of New York
In a 1996 lawsuit, a former student accused Baisi of sexually abusing him at the St. Frances de Chantal parish school, starting in 1987 when the he was 12 years old and continuing for five years. The abuse included oral sex. Baisi had left her order in 1979 and she was the boy’s homeroom teacher when the abuse began. Shortly after the lawsuit was filed in 1996, Baisi was dismissed from her position as Principal of St. Frances de Chantal parish school. Baisi was named as a defendant, but she did not appear in court and she did not contest the civil suit. Because of this, the judge told the jury that Baisi had effectively admitted to the charges of sexual assault and battery. The lawsuit settled in 2000.
Source: Daily News 02.25.96; Daily News 03.02.96; NY Times 09.15.00; Daily News 09.19.00; NY Times 09.19.00; http://www.bishop-accountability.org/