"No Responsibility" for Priest Accused of Sexually Abusing Li Girl

By Bart Jones
November 19, 2015

A Hampton Bays family is suing the Diocese of Rockville Centre, alleging church officials did not protect their daughter, now 8, from Rev. Augusto Cortez, who was on probation after pleading guilty to forcibly touching a 12-year-old girl in Brooklyn in a separate incident.

The Diocese of Rockville Centre said Thursday it was not responsible for a priest accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl in Hampton Bays, and its child protection measures are "admirable models" for all those entrusted with youths' care.

But a lawyer for the family and a national sex abuse survivors group blasted the diocese's position. The group, SNAP, or Survivors Network of those...









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