Br. Joseph F. Brocato
Bro. Romanus. Native of Italy. Given name was Salvador J. or Joseph F. Brocato Joined the Xaverians in 1926. Taught in KY, MA, MD, VA and Brooklyn NY. Xaverians settled for 75k in early 2000s with a man alleging sexual abuse by Bro. Romanus over a 4-year period in the 1960s, when the man was a 10- to 13 year-old boy. Abuse reportedly occurred at in a classroom closet at Holy Name of Jesus Elementary School where Bro. Romanus worked, in bathhouse locker rooms and swimming pool changing rooms, and under the Coney Island boardwalk. Died 6/30/92. On the Xaverians’ list 7/12/19. On the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s list 7/23/19.
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