Fr. John M. Costello

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Removed by the Jesuits from his job at McQuaid High School in the Rochester diocese in 11/03 after an allegation that he sexually abused a 15-year-old male student in 1980 at Regis High School in the New York archdiocese, prior to ordination. He had also been principal of Canisius High School in the Buffalo diocese 1989-1992. Reinstated in 1/04 because, per theJesuits, the accuser had recanted. Costello was moved in 2005 to Murray-Weigel Hall, a Jesuit residence in the Bronx.

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