Fr. Brian J. Brinker

Ordained: 1988
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

A woman filed a complaint in 1996 with police and the diocese accusing Brinker of inappropriately touching her 14-year-old son on a trip to San Francisco, and showing him pornographic movies in Las Vegas. Psychiatric report was completed. Brinker was kept in ministry. Placed on leave in 3/02 due to same allegation, later allowed to resume work. In 2005 the Vatican deemed the claims unsubstantiated. Suspended in 10/18 after new allegation of abuse of a youth 1993-97. Included in 1/21 on the Diocese of Fall River’s list of accused, where he had limited faculties for family baptism.

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