Fr. John J. McGeever

Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Died: 01/21/1993
Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Brother of Mercy prior to ordination to priesthood. Assigned to parishes in Huntington, New Hyde Park, Mineola, and to St. Agnes Cathedral. Pastor of St. Joachim’s in Cedarhurst when he died 1/21/1993. In 2014 a man told the diocese McKeever sexually abused him, including sodomy, for two years starting in 1981 when he was a 10-year-old St. Agnes Cathedral altar boy. Another man alleged in 11/2017 that McGeever sexually abused him beginning at age 14, 1983-1993. McGeever reportedly paid the boy to do work around the church, asked him to help him shower so he wouldn’t fall, and told the boy he would be sent to foster care if he told. Allegedly abused at parishes in Rockville Centre, Mineaola and Cedarhurst. Included on the diocese’s list in 3/2021.

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