Brother Alphonsus Maher
Diocese of Brooklyn
Assigned as follows:
- St. Francis Preparatory School (Brooklyn, NY)
- Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School (Brooklyn, NY)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Brother Alphonsus Maher:
Brother Alphonsus Maher was a member of the Congregation of the Religious Brothers of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis. He died in 1999. According to media reports, in September 2019, he was named in two lawsuits filed under the NY Child Victims Act. The first alleged that he sexually abused a 16-year-old boy in 1974, while serving as the principal of Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School, in Brooklyn. The second alleged he had sexually abused another minor boy from 1978 to 1980 at the same school.
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