Fr. James F. Quinn

Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

Director of the Office of Vocation Promotion, camp director youth leader, pastor. Placed on leave 5/03 pending investigation of allegations that he sexually abused and exploited a youth, starting at age 13, 1963-70. Suit filed 5/03 (later dismissed on SOL) also claimed Quinn was negligent in death of a camper in 1968 and that Diocese covered for him. Suit on this matter filed 6/04. In 12/04 Diocese cleared him to return to ministry after finding insufficient evidence. Died 2/1/13. Per news in 12/18, Diocese received a complaint in 2014 from another man alleging abuse by Quinn in the late 1980s. Included on Diocese’s list 12/3/18, after the Review Board determined that the allegations 2003 of abuse of a boy 1963-70 were credible. Quinn allegedly plied the boy with alcohol, gave him cash and gifts, would beat him if he resisted. Suit filed 2/19.

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