Fr. Nicholas Unterstein

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1966-1971:  St. Hugh’s, Huntington Station, NY
  • 1972:  Not listed in the Directory
  • 1972-1973:  St. Peter the Apostle, Islip Terrace, NY
  • 1973-1978:  St. Thomas the Apostle, West Hempstead, NY
  • 1980:  Defrocked
  • Not indexed in the Directory until the 1975 volume, but listed in the diocesan pages.

Notes:  Two sisters say Unterstein abused them for several years when they were teenagers. One of them filed a suit which settled in 2000. Unterstein is priest “J” in the 2003 Grand Jury Report. Per articles, he was “defrocked for unknown reasons in 1980.”

Sources:  Suffolk Co. Grand Jury Report; NY Post 06.20.02; Newsday 07.02.02; Newsday 02.10.03; Newsday 02.12.03 Assignment Record and Other Info

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.