Activists want priest accused of sex abuse removed from church

NY1 News
November 09, 2017

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Attorneys are calling on Cardinal Dolan to remove a priest accused of sexually abusing two children in the Bronx.

Lawyers Helping Survivors of Child Sex Abuse held a press conference in Midtown Thursday asking Father Lawrence J. Quinn be removed from service at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in Upper Manhattan.

He's accused of abusing children while assigned to Our Lady of Mercy in Fordham Heights between 1990 to 2001.

Attorneys for survivors of clergy sex abuse say the archdiocese needs to do more to protect children.

"Protecting kids has to be our top priority, under every circumstance," said attorney  Patrick Noaker.

"It's not just about compensating victims of child sexual abuse," said attorney Jessica Arbour. "It's about protecting kids so there are no more victims. We will not stand by and allow more kids to be put at risk, even though it looks like the archdiocese does."

The Archdiocese of New York says they do not comment on specific sex abuse claims, and there have been no previous complaints against Quinn.



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