Albany Diocese confirms new sex abuse allegations


January 31, 2020

By Jill Konopka

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany says new allegations of abuse have been made against two priests — one retired and one deceased.

The cases have been referred to the district attorney are also being investigated by an independent review board.

“When the DA returns cases to us, we are allowed to begin our own investigation,” diocese spokesperson Mary DeTurris Poust told NewsChannel 13 in a statement.

A decision will soon be made whether this unnamed retired priest, who is not in ministry, will be placed on administrative leave pending outcome of the investigation.

Note: This is an Abuse Tracker excerpt. Click the title to view the full text of the original article. If the original article is no longer available, see our News Archive.