Fr. Howard Joseph Richmond

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Ordained: 2021
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Originally priest of Charleston SC diocese; transferred early 1950s to Brooklyn. Went by “H. Joseph” in SC, “Joseph H.” in NY. Retired 1977, moved to San Diego CA. Died 1/28/86. Named in massive civil suit filed 10/01/03, 27 plaintiffs alleged abuse by 24 priests, including Richmond. One man said he was abused by Richmond and Fr. Richard Lewkiewicz. Richmond reportedly watched as the alleged rape by Lewkiewicz occurred.


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