Fr. Basil Peter Congro

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused in 4/14/03 suit of groping and sodomizing a boy 1980-83, starting when the boy was age 15, in the Rockville Centre diocese. Some abuse in confessional. Excardinated to Fresno CA diocese and was a Navy chaplain 1983-94. Excardinated to Charleston SC diocese; worked as pastor; also in Navy Reserves. Charleston said it learned of allegation in 6/02, deemed it credible and put Congro on administrative leave 9/23/02. Bishop Robert Baker wrote letter to priests in 4/03 after suit was filed. On Charleston diocese’s list 3/29/19.

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