Fr. Patrick M. Kelly
Visiting priest from Ireland. Worked in Zambia in the 1950s. Was studying in Chicago by 1986, then worked in NY and CA. In 1991 returned to Ireland after allegation he abused a girl in Los Angeles. Promised to return to face charges but did not. Pleaded no contest in 1992 to charges. Received three years probation without returning to US. Civil suit filed in 1992. Per Los Angeles archdiocese report, there were four accusers from 1991. Died 5/4/12 in Dublin. Included in 3/21 on the Rockville Centre diocese’s list of accused, noting alleged abuse at St. Joseph’s in Ronkonkoma, among other places. Assigned 6/-86-6/88 to prison ministry while in residence at Queen of Most Holy Rosary in Roosevelt, NY.
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