Fr. Michael J. Dempsey

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Parish priest, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Secretary of the Education Office, Director of Pastoral Communications, founder and member of Catholic Television Network. Placed on leave in 1/10 pending federal investigation of charges that he violated internet child pornography laws. Investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 12/10. Investigation was dropped and Dempsey was not charged. Matter referred to the Vatican. Restored to senior priest status, allowed limited ministry. Died 3/10/17.

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