Fr. James J. McDevitt

Ordained: 1997
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Arrested in 7/09; charged with molesting six boys, ages 11-19, 2006-2009. Allegedly he had the boys remove their pants and underpants and lie across his lap while he spanked them on their bare bottoms. Assigned to Sacred Heart in Margaretville at the time. Requested voluntary leave. Had just been arrested in 6/09 after an auto accident; charged with DWI. Named by four in a 4/10 civil suit. Pled guilty in 5/10 to two counts of forcible touching. Diocese said he didn’t work for them at the time.

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