Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States

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LaBelle Ralph W. 1978 P Accused Diocesan Removed 2002 for misconduct of non-sexual nature with two 15-year-old boys. Also accused of molesting other boys prior to ordination and of giving alcohol to an 11-year- old boy. Laicized 2005. Settlement with alleged victims 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese's compensation program. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. New York, NY Source:
The Journal News (NY) 04.21.02; Journal News 04.25.02; Journal News 09.14.03; Journal News 07.09.05; Newsday 07.09.05; New York Daily News 05.18.17; New York Times 05.18.17; Journal News 05.23.17; Church Militant 10.26.17; LoHud 12.12.17; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
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