Fr. Edward L. Franklin

Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Died: 04/16/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Ogdensburg NY

Ordained for the Diocese of Ogdensburg. Was moved often among parishes and through several dioceses, including Hartford, Newark and San Bernardino. First named publicly as accused by the Hartford diocese on its 11/13/18 list of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor or vulnerable adult. Attended Trinity College on a study leave while living at Our Lady Of Mercy in Plainville. Removed from ministry by the Ogdensberg diocese in 1996. Per the Official Catholic Directory, had been working in the Diocese of San Bernardino while Absent on Sick Leave from the Diocese of Ogdensburg. Died 4/16/05. Accused in a lawsuit filed 6/20/20 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a minor 1963-64 at Holy Family in Watertown NY. Accused in another CVA lawsuit, filed in 8/19, of sexually abusing an altar boy, about age 13 in around 1967, at Our Lady Star of the Sea on Staten Island. (Referred to as “Edwin” Franklin.) By 4/21, Franklin was accused in four lawsuits.

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