Fr. Ralph W. LaBelle

Ordained: 1978
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Removed in 2002 for non-sexual misconduct with two 15-year-old boys. Accused of molesting other boys before ordination and of giving alcohol to aboy, age 11. Laicized in 2005. Settlements in 5/17 and 10/17 via archdiocese’s compensation program. On archdiocese’s list 4/26/19. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy, about age 6, in 1979 at St. Clare’s in Staten Island, “including during his first reconciliation and church services.” A 2019 suit claimed abuse of a boy, ages 14-16, who attended St. Clare’s. New civil complaint in 12/20, alleged abuse of a boy, ages 13-16, beginning in 1983. Suit in 2/21 claims abuse of a boy, age 11, in 1987, and continuing for two years. Per suit in 3/21, abuse of boy, 11-12, in 1980-81.

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