Bishop Howard J. Hubbard

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Accused in 2004 of paying a teen for sex twice in the 1970s. Denied the allegation. Hubbard commissioned an investigation to examine this charge, and other allegations of sexual misconduct with adult males. His investigation found “no credible evidence.” Went on voluntary leave after accused in a lawsuit in 8/19 of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy in the 1990s. Hubbard denied the allegation. Lawsuit filed in 9/19 claims sex abuse, along with two other priests, of a girl, during poker games in the rectory of a Schenectady parish in the late 1970s. Hubbard denied the abuse. Third suit, in 10/19, alleged abuse with another priest of a teen boy 1976-78. Fourth suit 10/19 alleged late 1980s abuse of a boy. A suit in 8/20 alleged abuse and rape in the mid-1970s of a boy, ages 9-11. New suit in 3/21, alleged abuse of boy, age 11, in 1977. By 9/21 Hubbard had been accused in at least 7 lawsuits under the Child Victims Act of child sexual abuse. He was also accused in “dozens” of lawsuits of covering up the sexual abuse of children in the diocese. Accused in a 2022 lawsuit, along with convicted priest Gary Mercure, of sexually abusing two young brothers beginning in the mid-1980s. Hubbard allegedly abused the younger brother once, and the older brother multiple times. Hubbard denied the allegations.

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