Fr. William E. Finger
Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY
Brooklyn priest until 1980. Name quietly added to diocesan website 11/17 as priest of the diocese laicized by the Vatican office “authorized to deal with cases involving sexual abuse of minors by a cleric.” Claims against Finger included in diocese’s 2017 Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP). Per diocese’s list in 2/19, laicized 1/02/02. Licensed in 2012 as a psychologist in AL. In 1/19 a woman told Finger’s employer that when Finger was a priest, he sexually abused her from age 12 over 10 years, and that he abused her sister and cousin. Finger was fired and a report was made to the AL state licensing board. He is also a FL licensed counselor and hypnotherapist.
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