Father Edward McGrath
Diocese of Norwich (Salesians)
Assigned as follows:
- Salesian High School (New Rochelle, NY)
- St. Thomas More School (Oakdale, CT)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Edward McGrath:
Fr. Edward McGrath was ordained a Salesian priest in 1969. He served briefly as a teacher at Salesian High School in New Rochelle, NY, and later spent 28 years teaching at St. Thomas More School in Montville in the Diocese of Norwich. He withdrew from the Salesians in 1970.
According to media reports, in 2000, the first sexual abuse allegation against McGrath surfaced. The school sent out letters to alumni and parents and began an investigation. After five months, the allegations were found to be credible. In 2004, another allegation surfaced when an accuser claimed he had been sexually abused by the priest.
McGrath died in 1998 at age 62 of cirrhosis and liver cancer.
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