Fr. Thomas F. DeVita

Ordained: 1978
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Confessed publicly in 1998 to a ” sexual relationship” with a 16-year-old boy in New York in 1978. The boy’s mother had confronted him in 1978. She told Auxiliary Bishop G. Ryan in 1984 and he promised intervention. The mother learned that DeVita was still active in 1993 and again went to the diocese. Diocese paid a $50K settlement to the victim in 1993. DeVita was sent for therapy. Worked in Venice, Florida and later became part of the Kalamazoo Diocese. Was working there in 2002 when removed from ministry.

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