Fr. John W. Broderick

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Ordained: 1989
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Arrested 2/08; charged with abuse of 4 children from one family in 2007 in Nicolville (Albany diocese). Assigned to Syracuse diocese. Privileges removed in 2008 by Syracuse for “incidents unrelated to sexual abuse.” Staying at Holy Name of Jesus Academy when arrested. At least 1 more possible victim. He sued accusers 11/08. Suit dismissed 1/10. Found guilty of 1 misdemeanor; acquitted on 2 felony charges 2/09. Court vacated conviction 4/09. Civil case can go forward as of 12/12 Appeals Ct ruling. On diocese’s list 12/3/18. Permanently removed from ministry. On Scranton diocese’s list 8/19/18.


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