Fr. James G. Sickler

Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

In a massive civil suit filed 10/1/03, 27 people alleged abuse by 24 priests, including Sickler. One man said he was sexually abused at age 14 by Sickler 1959-61. Sickler allegedly asked the boy to join a “secret club” in the restroom of the parish elementary school. Handshake for the “secret club” involved manipulating each other’s genitals. Sickler died 10/13/96. On diocese’s list in 2/19.


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