Fr. James E. Kelly

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Named as an abuser in two 2003 suits filed by individuals who were residents of Fr. Flanagan’s Boys Home in the 1970s, in the Omaha diocese. Kelly left Boys Town in 1983. Bishop of Albany placed him on leave in 2/03. Also knew of prior allegation in 1983-84 in Albany. At least six other alleged NY victims came forward after new allegation. Was working in Nevada when placed on leave. Suits dismissed in 2/06. On Albany diocese’s list 11/30/18.


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