Fr. Thomas J. O’Rourke

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Named in a 10/02 lawsuit with 11 other priests and a religious brother, in which 43 men and women claimed abuse. Per the suit, O’Rourke repeatedly sexually abused an altar boy at Corpus Christi parish in Woodside, NY where he was assigned in the 1960s. Also named in a 10/03 suit in which 27 plaintiffs alleged abuse by 24 priests. One said O’Rourke abused him at age 14 in 1974 on a trip to the Naval Academy. Settled. Later another claimed abuse in the 1960s. O’Rourke 6/11/98. On diocese’s list in 2/19. Accused in a suit filed 9/19 under the NY Child Victims Act.


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