Fr. John M. Costello
Accused in 11/03 of sexually abusing a 15-year-old male student in 1980 at Regis HS in the New York archdiocese, where Costello worked before ordination. Removed by Jesuits from his job at McQuaid HS in Rochester diocese in 11/03. Reinstated in 1/04 beca
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