Bishop Austin Bernard Vaughan

Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named NY auxiliary bishop in 1977. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 11/19, along with Rev. Donald Whelan, of sexually abusing a boy 1974-84, while both men were assigned to St. Patrick’s in Newburgh. Vaughn died 6/25/2000.


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