St. Francis Prep Teacher Accused of Sexually Abusing High School Student
By Larry Mcshane
New York Daily News
October 1, 2014
|A teacher at St. Francis Prep has been accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a student.|
A Franciscan brother was removed from his job at a Queens parish as prosecutors investigate charges he sexually abused a student while teaching at St. Francis Prep.
Dominic Quigley was accused of engaging in sexual contact with the high school junior — including one session in a room near the school chapel, the victim charged.
In another of the 2003 incidents, Quigley allegedly lifted his brown Franciscan robe and removed his boxer shorts after asking the teen to expose himself. Quigley was “immediately informed of the allegation and removed from ministry pending the outcome of the investigation by the district attorney,” the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn said in a statement.
Quigley was working as a sacristan at the American Martyrs Catholic Church in Bayside when the graphic sexual abuse allegations were made in mid-September.
The now-adult victim said there were four incidents, although he only recalled the full details of two. The man says he rejected Quigley’s overtures for oral and anal sex.
The school was named in a lawsuit last year charging officials ignored sexual and physical abuse by a longtime assistant football coach.