Fr. Vincent Panepinto

Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Diocese announced 3/27/11 that it had placed Panepinto on administrative leave without privileges from St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish in Rochester. after a “credible” allegation. Accused of sexual abuse of a minor in the late 1960s, shortly after ordination. Was assigned at the time of the alleged abuse to St. Philip Neri in Rochester and St. Anthony’s in Elmira. Also charged in 7/11 with theft of $10K from his parish several years prior. He claimed blackmail. Sentenced by the Vatican to a life of prayer and penance, per the diocese in 10/18. Accused in a lawsuit in 2019 of sexually abusing a boy over a decade, beginning when the boy was age 5 in 1960 and Panepinto was a seminarian.

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