Fr. Joseph J. Faraone
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY
Left the priesthood sometime after 2006. Assignments included parishes in Carmel, Yorktown, Mount Kisco and Hopewell Junction. Arrested in 9/15 on charges related to sexually abusing a 50-year-old brain-injured woman who was unable to consent. The abuse occurred on multiple occasions at a facility in Brewster for those with cerebral palsey and brain-injuries, where Faraone worked. His victim had the mental capacity of a 12-year-old. Farone was convicted in 2016, and served a one-year jail sentence. In 12/17, was a high-risk registered sex offender on probation and living in Brewster. The facility faced a lawsuit in 12/22.
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