Seminarian Robert Cornigans

Order: SJ
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. It notes a report in 2003 of abuse in 1976. Cornigans was a teacher at Boston College High School at the time of the alleged abuse. He later taught at Fairfield Prep in CT, and left the Jesuits in 1981. On the faculty of a private school in Dobbs Ferry, NY from 2004 until forced to resign in 1/19 after news of the allegations. (Referred to as “Mr.” on the Jesuits’ list; although news accounts say he is a former priest, he is not found as such in the Catholic Directory. May have been a seminarian.)

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