Priest Who Was Accused of Abuse Dies

December 8, 2005

The Diocese of Rochester has confirmed that a local priest who was accused of abusing young men in the 1970's and 1980's has died. Father Robert O'Neill was one of six priests removed from their duties by Bishop Matthew Clark in 2002.

Father O'Neill died Wednesday night. It was alleged the abuse took place when Father O'Neill took the boys to a camp in the Thousand Islands.


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