Fr. John Vincent

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Order: OSC
Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 1/20 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy, age 15 or 16, in the late 1960s. The boy was an Archbishop Stepinac High School student, where Vincent was assigned 1966-72. Per the lawsuit, Vincent “sat on [the boy’s] lap, touched him and made ‘sexual contact’ in front of other students.” The Crosier Review Committee determined that it did “not believe this accusation fits the definition of sexual abuse of a minor as stated by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men.”

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