Fr. Liam O’Doherty

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Ogdensburg NY

First indicted by Grand Jury in 1979 for sexual contact with three 14-year-old girls. Case dismissed after six months (when no further complaints received) and Diocese put him back to work. “Absent on sick leave” without privileges as of 1999. Beginning in 2000, four women filed separate suits alleging he abused them in 1980s and 1990s. All settled 1/03 for total of $180K. Living at Vianney Renewal Center in MO in 1/03, apparently subject to severe restrictions. Included on Ogdensburg diocese’s list 11/13/18. Named in lawsuit(s) filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act. By 4/21 there were eight suits naming O’Doherty, one claiming abuse in 1966.


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