Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States

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Gennaro/Jerry 1971 P Settled Diocesan Pattern of abuse spanned Gentile's entire 30-year career. Numerous victims. Frequently took boys on overnight and longer trips even after warnings to avoid these trips. One priest wrote anonymous letter to Archdiocese in 1995 and followed through personally in 1996. Accused in 1997 civil suit of abusing two brothers in 1993-94. Suit secretly settled 2001. Placed on leave 4/02. Laicization announced 9/05. Settlements 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese's victims compensation program. In 11/17 three men received settlement of 250k each via archdiocese's compensation program. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. New York, NY Source:
Bronx Press 03.22.02; NY Times 03.24.02; Daily News 03.27.02; Daily News 03.28.02; Journal News 04.07.02; Times Herald-Record 04.10.02; Daily News 05.16.02; Daily News 06.16.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Journal News 07.09.05; Journal News 09.02.05; Renew America 04.02.06; The Heights 02.15.10; CBS New York 09.29.13; Journal News 09.30.13; SNAP Press Release 10.01.13; New York Daily News 05.18.17; New York Times 05.18.17; New York Times 05.18.17; Lewisboro Daily News 05.21.17; Journal News 05.23.17; ABC7 Eyewitness News 10.25.17; Church Militant 10.26.17; Times Herald-Record 12.10.17; LoHud 12.12.17; Ossining Patch 12.12.17; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
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