Fr. Stephen Placa

Ordained: 1995
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Brooklyn priest until 2002. Became pilot, founded flight school on Long Island. Convicted in 2009 of sexual abuse of two boys, ages 8 and 10. Name quietly added to diocesan website 11/17 as priest of the diocese laicized by the Vatican office “authorized to deal with cases involving sexual abuse of minors by a cleric.” Claims against Placa included in diocese’s 2017 Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP). Per diocese’s list on 2/19, laicized 11/25/11.


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