Fr. Eugene G. Emo

Ordained: 1961
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Multiple allegations, transferred six times in 14 years. Removed from his parish in 1993 after covering up for young men who had stolen church funds, and after a housekeeper found handcuffs and pornography in the rectory. Sent to residential treatment. Arrested in 2/1996; sentenced to six months in prison and five years probation in 5/1997 for abusing a 31-year-old mentally disabled man. On restrictions for prior sexual abuse allegations. Many other complaints after his arrest. Charged in 1999 with violating probation by having contact with a 16-year-old boy; sentenced to 1-3 years in prison. Released from prison in 2002. Involuntarily laicized per diocese 6/7/2012. Reported in 6/2018 to be a registered sex offender living in Bushnell FL. Accused in a suit filed in 8/2019 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexual abuse while assigned to St. Mary’s in Danville. Six more suits were filed in 12/2016 claiming abuse of boys at the parish. Another suit was to be filed with an allegation that Emo molested a minor in the 1950s while in seminary. By 8/2020, Emo was named in 12 CVA lawsuits. New suit in 8/2020 claims abuse in 1968 of a boy, age 17. The diocese’s list in 8/2022 shows Emo to be deceased.

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