Father Joseph McComiskey
Diocese of Rockville Centre
Assigned as follows:
- 1970-1975 St. Joseph’s (Babylon, NY)
- 1975-1977 SS. Philip and James (Sag Harbor, NY)
- 1977-1978 Maria Regina High School (Uniondale, NY)
- 1978-1986 St. Agnes Cathedral (Rockville Centre, NY)
- 1986-1990 St. Ignatius Martyr (Long Beach, NY)
- 1990-2002 St. Edward the Confessor (Syosset, NY)
- 2002-2018 Retired
- 2019 Unknown
Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Joseph McComiskey:
According to media reports, in 2002, Father Joseph McComiskey was forced to retire amidst an allegation of child sexual abuse that occurred while he worked at St. Edward the Confessor in Syosset, New York. The allegation was made to the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s sex abuse hotline and then referred to local prosecutors.
In August 2019, a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act alleged that Father McComiskey sexually abused a 16-year-old in 1976 at both St. Phillip and at St. James, as well as during a camping trip.
Father McComiskey is listed on the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s 2021 List of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The list states that there were other sexual abuse incidents that occurred while Father McComiskey worked at St. Joseph in Babylon, NY, sometime between 1970-1975.
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