Former Auburn Priest Accused of Abuse

The Citizen
November 17, 2009

A former Auburn priest has been accused of sexually abusing a minor in the mid-1970s while working in Monroe County, officials with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester said Tuesday.

The Rev. Conrad Sundholm, a retired priest now living in Florida, is accused of abusing the child while working at St. Salome's Church in Irondequoit, the diocese said.

An investigation has deemed the allegations against Sundholm credible and he has been barred from exercising any public ministries or priestly faculties, the diocese said.

No other incidents of sexual abuse have been brought forward against Sundholm, the diocese said.

Sundholm, who was ordained in 1955, served at St. Mary's from 1965 to 1971 and at Holy Family/St. Aloysius from 1982 to 1999, both in Auburn, the diocese said.

To report a case or to recieve help and guidance from the diocese, people can call (585) 328-3228 ext. 1215, (800) 388-7177 ext. 1215 or send an e-mail to


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