Arraignment in Central Islip for Suspended Priest

Empire State News
March 13, 2008

RIVERDALE - A Long Island priest was to be arraigned in Suffolk County District Court Wednesday on one charge of forcible touching and one count of third-degree sexual abuse.

The charges against Father Gerald Twomey, 53, of Front Street, Uniondale involved an adult male victim. The incident occurred in a private home in 2006.

According to published reports, the Rev. Twomey was placed on administrative leave in June of last year as the pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Manorhaven by the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Father Twomey was ordained in 1981.


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