Fr. Edward C. Pratt

Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

One of six priests removed from active ministry 6/02 for credible accounts of sexually abusing minors. Accusations made in 2002. Vice chancellor for diocese and secretary for Bishop Hubbard 1979-90. No criminal charges filed due to SOL. Referred to as a “former priest” in 6/04 report on investigation of Bishop Hubbard. In 6/19 a 49-year-old man alleged publicly that he was abused beginning in 1980 at age 11 and throughout his teen years by Pratt. He said Pratt made him and another boy engage in sex acts with each other, while he watched. He also claimed that at age 16 he told Bishop Hubbard, and that Hubbard told him that if he ever said anything to anyone again about it he would have him arrested. Lawsuit filed in 8/19.

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