Deacon Albert Mazza, of Holy Name of Mary Parish, Removed Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations
September 29, 2013
WESTCHESTER - A popular religious leader in Croton has been removed from his parish after decades-old sex abuse allegations have come to light.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan sent a letter to Holy Name of Mary Parish this morning stating that their deacon of 17 years, Albert Mazza, was removed due to credible and substantial allegations of the sexual abuse of minors up to 30 years ago.
The Archdiocese says the allegations against Mazza predate his time at the Croton-on-Hudson church. Father Brian Brennan says the deacon did interact with minors during his time at the parish.
The Westchester District Attorney told News 12 that Mazza will not face criminal charges because of the statute of limitations. According to the church, he will go to Rome to plead his case to the Vatican.