Li Priest Steps Aside As Allegations of Sex Abuse Investigated, Diocese Says
By Bart Jones
September 29, 2018
Msgr. William G. Breslawski agreed to step away while the Diocese of Rockville Centre investigates allegations he sexually abused a middle schooler nearly 40 years ago, a church spokesman said Saturday.
A Roman Catholic priest has stepped aside from his ministry while church officials investigate allegations that he sexually abused a middle schooler nearly 40 years ago and had "an inappropriate interaction” with two adults in the 1980s, the Diocese of Rockville Centre said.
Msgr. William G. Breslawski agreed to step away while the diocese investigates those allegations, Sean Dolan, a spokesman for the diocese, said Saturday.
Breslawski, who was ordained a priest in 1979, most recently served as the pastor of the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua in Rocky Point. He could not be reached for comment.
“We are saddened by these allegations, and we will do everything we can to ensure that a fair and just determination is made,” Dolan said.