Fr. Thomas O. Morrow

Ordained: 1971
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

In 8/96, Morrow, a psychologist, was indicted on charges he raped a 15-year-old boy he had been hired to counsel. Also accused of taking nude pictures of the boy. Convicted 12/17/96. Sentence unknown. Still on Sex offender registry 11/13. In 7/96 Morrow had been released on bail after jailed for stabbing a potential sex partner. Later seen chasing another screaming, bloodied young man. Morrow was known to pick up male prostitutes and trade drugs and cash for sex. On leave from diocese after 1987. Name quietly added among 7 others to diocesan website 11/17 of priests laicized by the Vatican office “authorized to deal with cases involving sexual abuse of minors by a cleric.” Per diocese’s list in 2/19, removed from ministry 1220/04, laicized 1/13/12.

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