Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States

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Last First Ord T Status D/O Notes Diocese Source/Assignments
Herbert J. 1934 P Settled Diocesan In massive civil suit filed 10/01/03, 27 victims alleged abuse by 24 priests, including McElroy. One man claimed abused by McElroy 1954-55. McElroy was basketball coach; some abuse said to have occurred on sports trips. Per 10/03 article, whereabouts unknown. The 1993 and 2002 Catholic Directories show him as "Retired." Settlement 10/17 as part of the diocese's compensation fund. On diocese's list in 2/19. It notes that McElroy died 1/3/04. Brooklyn, NY Source:
Newday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03; ABC7 Eyewitness News 10.25.17; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
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