Fr. Alan D. Jupin

Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Died: 01/27/2019
Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Parish priest, police chaplain. Accused in 2003 of raping a 16-year-old boy in the mid-1970s and sharing him with 3 priests (Douglas, Ophals, Cawlings). A 5/03 suit accused Jupin of intimidation of accuser; DA investigated. A suit in 8/03 accused diocese of slandering him. Accused in 6/03 of a boy abuse in the 1970s. Suits dismissed 1/30/04. Jupin was reinstated when review board found no ‘reasonable grounds’ for believing two charges. In Fall 2010 a man alleged Jupin abused him beginning when he was age 9 in the 1980s. He said he was also abused by Revs. Donald Ophals, John Bertolucci, Louis Douglas and Carl Urban. Jupin was placed on leave in 3/11, then reinstated in 11/11. He died 1/27/19. A lawsuit was filed in 8/19. Added in 7/20 to the diocese’s “List of Offenders” after allegations in 2019 were determined by the diocese to have “reasonable cause.” Accused in a lawsuit filed in 7/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy, age 9, in 1965. This was at least the 11th such suit filed since 2019.

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