Fr. Edward L. Franklin
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.
Our Database of Publicly Accused does not state or imply that individuals facing allegations are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The reports contained in the database are merely allegations. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.