Msgr. Thomas J. Robillard – Diocese of Ogdensburg

Monsignor Thomas J. Robillard

Diocese of Ogdensburg

Thomas J. Robillard Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1944

Retired: 1993

Died: 2009

Assignment History:

  • Church of the Assumption (Redford, NY)
  • Our Lady of Victory Church (Plattsburgh, NY)
  • St. Henry’s Church (DeKalb Junction, NY)
  • St. Mary’s Church (Constableville, NY)
  • St. Mary’s of the Fort Church (Fort Covington, NY)
  • St. John the Baptist Church (Keeseville, NY)
  • St. Catherine’s Church (Keeseville, NY)
  • St. Francis Solanus (Harrisville, NY)
  • St. Rita’s (Lake Bonaparte, NY)
  • St. Martin’s Church (Port Leyden, NY)
  • St. John’s Church (Lyons Falls, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Monsignor Thomas J. Robillard:

In February 2021, a lawsuit was filed in the state Supreme Court against the Diocese of Ogdensburg, naming Monsignor Thomas J. Robillard as allegedly committing acts of sexual assault, battery, and rape.

According to the suit, Robillard sexually abused a child between 1970 and 1973 at St. John the Baptist Church in Keeseville, NY. No further details about the abuse have been released.

Robillard, an Ogdensburg native, served at various other churches in St. Lawrence and Lewis counties throughout his career with the Diocese. He retired in 1993 and resided in Norfolk until he died in 2009. He was 91 years old.

The claim also states that the Diocese of Ogdensburg knew or “reasonably should have known” of Robillard’s propensities to commit the claimed acts of sexual assault.

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