Fr. Michael Salerno

Order: SAC
Ordained: 1993
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Placed on leave in 11/07 by the Baltimore archdiocese after accusation surfaced that he had abused a teenage boy in Brooklyn in 1970s. At the time of the alleged abuse, Salerno was a lay member (brother) of the Pallotine order. Salerno neither admitted nor denied the accusation at the time. Order announced in 12/08 that Salerno had since admitted that he molested a 13-year-old boy in the late 1970s. Privileges permanently removed. On the Baltimore archdiocese’s list 9/5/19. Died in 9/21.

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