Edwin Gaynor’s accusers claim school officials, clergy were told of sex abuse

Rockland/Westchester Journal News

July 27, 2020

By Jonathan Bandler

Lawyers for the 21 men who have accused Edwin “Ted” Gaynor of molesting them when they were students at either St. Bernard in White Plains, Immaculate Heart of Mary in Scarsdale or Holy Rosary in Thornwood argue that in every instance, the school, parish and Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York officials either knew or should have known about the abuse but did little to stop it.

But in some of the cases, the lawsuits offer details of why they think the officials knew, with claims that they were specifically told either by the students or their parents. In some instances, reports to the school came after meetings among parents.

Edwin Gaynor and his basketball team at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Scarsdale in 1967. Standing in front of Gaynor is Gregory Morra, one of 21 former students who allege in lawsuits that Gaynor sexually abused them

Here are snapshots of some of those cases:

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