Fr. Robert W. Hammond

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Died: 11/5/2021
Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Accused in a 2/03 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy in 1979. Hammond was director of the Catholic youth summer program at the boy’s parish. Same accuser and and three others also alleged that they were abused by Rev. Albert Cason. Per 2002 Catholic Directory, Hammond was “unassigned.” Bishop placed Hammond under restrictions pending investigation. Resigned from his last post in 2000 for “personal reasons not related to any criminal activity.” Sentenced to life of prayer and penance, per diocese in 6/12. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of abusing a boy, age 12 or 13, between 1972 and 1974. The suit also alleges abuse of “multiple other children.”  Hammond died in 11/21.

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