Former Brooklyn Pastor, Fdny Chaplain Arraigned on Sexual Abuse Charges

October 15, 2011

[with video]

The former pastor of a Brooklyn parish and former fire department chaplain was arraigned on sex abuse charges for allegedly having inappropriate contact with two young boys.

Monsignor Thomas Brady is charged with attempted criminal sex act with a child under 15, two counts of sexual abuse, and child endangerment.

He did not enter a plea at his arraignment and was reportedly released on $2,000 dollars bail.

Police say one of the accusers is a 13-year-old boy. Representatives from the Diocese of Brooklyn say the Brady, 78, was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Brady retired as pastor at Good Shepherd church in 2009.

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