Bp. John R. McGann

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre


In 2/19 two women publicly alleged that McGann sexually abused them when they were girls in the 1960s and 1970s. One woman said McGann was a monsignor when she was abused by him, Msgr. Edward L. Melton and Rev. Robert L. Brown while all were at St. Agnes in Rockville Centre. The other accuser said Msgrs. McGann, Melton and Mr. John Hanlon, the St. Agnes parish janitor, abused her. One incident both women alleged was that, when they were 11 in 1967, they were fondled while passed around the laps of priests at a Christmas party in the rectory. McGann was Rockville Centre bishop 1976-2000. He died in 2002.


Newsday 02.16.19Long Island News 02.19.19Riverhead News-Review 02.19.19; http://bishop-accountability.org/