Fr. Roy A. Drake

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 08/21/2008
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Accused in 2005 of raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old boy in 1969 on an overnight, prior to a ski trip, while assigned to Fordham Prep in the NY archdiocese. Accused in 2014 of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy 6/30/1974 while Drake worked at Maine Maritime Academy, in the Portland ME diocese. Also assigned in the dioceses of Boston, Seattle, Grand Rapids or Saginaw, Syracuse, Washington, and Cleveland. Worked at colleges and retreat houses and gave hundreds of workshops and retreats in the US and internationally. Spiritual director in the NY archdiocese. At Vianney Renewal Center in St Louis archdiocese 2006-2008. Died 8/21/2008. On Midwest Jesuit Province list 12/17/2018; single allegation of abuse in the 1980s while at John Carroll University in Cleveland. On the Jesuits Northeast Province list 1/15/2019; reports in 2003 and 2006 of abuse in 1973 and 1968. “Impeded” in 2003.

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