Fr. Joseph V. Agostino

Order: CM
Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

A man notified the Diocese and Order in 2003 that Agostino had abused him. The Order investigated and could not find sufficient information to support the allegations. Kept in ministry. Bishop met with the accuser. In 4/09 the same man came forward again, this time with more evidence and proof that he was a minor at the time of the abuse. The Diocese told the County D.A. and the Order removed Agostino from his assignment at St. John the Baptist, pending further investigation. He reportedly was moved in 2009 to Philadelphia and assigned to various projects by the Vincentians’ Superior General. The Philadelphia archdiocese’s website in 6/20 shows him as there at St. Vincent’s Seminary.

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