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Catholic Diocese relieves longtime priest aged 86 of duties after he’s accused of sexually abusing 12 year old boy



Catholic Diocese relieves longtime priest aged 86 of duties after he?s accused of sexually abusing 12 year old boy

The Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn in New York has eliminated a priest from his duties at two Queens church buildings after he was credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor.


Based on diocese officers, Rev. Peter Mahoney, 86, allegedly sexually abused a sufferer between 1975 and 1978, when he was serving at St. Martin of Excursions Church in Bushwick, Brooklyn.



Diocese officers mentioned they first realized of the allegations in October 2020 by way of its tip line, after which opened an investigation and contacted legislation enforcement officers.


One other allegation surfaced in an April lawsuit, the Diocese officers mentioned.

That case stems from alleged abuse in 1963 and 1964 when Mahoney was the principal on the Church of St. Leonard of Port Maurice College, in line with the lawsuit.

Mahoney is accused of grooming a younger scholar for abuse, and of abusing him no less than as soon as, when he was 12 and 13 years outdated, in line with the go well with. The alleged sufferer, who lived in Paramus, New Jersey, has since died, and the lawsuit is being filed by his property.


Mahoney was most just lately ministering part-time to the Hispanic group at Saint Anne Catholic Church in Flushing and St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church in Jamaica.

For the reason that Diocese decided he was credibly accused, he’s been faraway from all public ministry.

By being faraway from public service, he can’t rejoice Mass publicly, train any public ministry, or reside in an ecclesiastical residence.

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The Diocese will even add his title to its listing of credibly accused monks on its web site, officers mentioned.

The listing at present consists of greater than 100 present, resigned and deceased monks accused of sexual abuse.


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