Fr. Charles A. Ribaudo

Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Monsignor. Placed on leave, then “retired” in 2002 after allegation that he had molested Michael Hands as a high school student. Hands went on to become a priest and in 2002 pled guilty to abusing a teenage boy. Hands claimed that a church official offered him cash if he promised to keep quiet about charges against Ribaudo, one of the diocese’s best fund-raisers. Ribaudo, Priest O in the Suffolk County Grand Jury Report, admitted in therapy that he had abused “at least 12 boys.” Died 8/13/16. Lawsuits filed in 8/19: claims of abuse of a 17-year-old, who was a student at Holy Trinity in Hicksville, 4/69-6/69; claims of abuse of a child, ages 15-16, at Holy Trinity High School in 1977. Included on the diocese’s list of accused in 3/21.

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