Fr. James Garisto

Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 7/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy beginning when the boy was age 15, from 1993 through 1998. The boy was a student at St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School, where Garisto was reportedly a biology teacher in the late 1980s and 1990, and a vice-principal and academic dean 1996-1998. Garisto’s accuser claims that the priest started grooming him when he was in elementary school and that, when he left the high school after sophomore year, Garisto pursued him at his father’s house in PA.


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