Fr. Hugh A. Byrne
Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY
In 8/19 the diocese announced that it had investigated a claim that Byrne engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor 1971-73, and that the Review Board found the allegation to be credible. Byrne was assigned at the time of the alleged abuse to Holy Ghost Parish in Brooklyn. The allegation was made to a reporting line on 12/20/17 and forwarded to law enforcement. The investigation found that another allegation had been made 6/15/06 of abuse in 1996, and that the accuser did not want to pursue the allegation beyond reporting it. The case was reopened and that allegation was also found credible. Byrne was permanently removed from public ministry 7/1/19.
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