Fr. Alfred B. Soave

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named in one of two 2003 lawsuits against the diocese. Believed to be Priest T in the 1/03 Grand Jury report, which said he had a number of victims. Died in 1999. Accused of fondling a 13-year old altar boy in the late 1970s. Sent for therapy. Given title of Vicar for Senior Priests in 1988 when it was recommended that he not return to active ministry. Accused in lawsuits 8/19: of abuse of a St. Hugh’s in Huntington Station altar boy, ages 10-14 in 1979-83; of abuse, along with Rev. William Burke, of abuse at St. Andrew’s in Sag Harbor of a child, ages 8-14, 1974-79. Included in 3/21 on the diocese’s list of accused.

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