Former College President Accused of Sex Abuse and Cover-Up

By Francisco Bernard
My Fox New York
July 19, 2012

MYFOXNY.COM - A man who claims he was sexually abused by the former president of Iona College is filing a lawsuit.

The victim, known only as John Doe, has filed a sex abuse and cover-up lawsuit.

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) reports the man claimed to have been sexually abused in 1969 by Brother James Liguori when he was at the Cardinal Farley Military Academy, run by the Irish Christian Brothers, a New Rochelle-based Catholic religious order.

The victim now lives in Orange County, California and says reported his abuse to church officials in California in 2008.

SNAP claims the Irish Christian Brothers claimed the allegations were "without merit" and took no action against Liguori.

Liguori was president of Iona College at the time the victim reported the abuse. He resigned in 2011 after being president for 17 years.

The Irish Christian Brothers declared bankruptcy last year after more than 50 child sex abuse lawsuits, according to an report.


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