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Br. Robert Ryan – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Brother Robert Ryan

Diocese of Rockville Centre / Marist Brothers

Robert Ryan Diocese of Rockville Centre Horowitz Law

Ordained: Unknown

Died: 2017

Assignment History:

  • 1970s:      Marist Catholic High School (Eugene, OR)
  • 1970s:      Marist Catholic High School (Chicago, IL)
  • 1980s:      St. Mary’s College Preparatory High School (Manhasset, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Brother Robert Ryan:

According to media reports, a lawsuit was filed in March 2021 against the Marist Brothers and the Diocese of Rockville Centre, claiming Brother Robert Ryan sexually abused a boy at St. Mary’s College Preparatory High School in Manhasset, NY, from 1981-1983. According to the suit, Br. Ryan repeatedly raped and sodomized the victim at least twice a week, a total of about 75 times over two years, along with other boys at the school. He states that Br. Ryan gave him alcohol and would become violent at times. According to the victim, Br. Ryan was known among students as “Brother M-Bomb” for his “obsession with masturbation.”  Brother Ryan worked at the school as a guidance counselor.

In October 2020, a lawsuit was filed against the Marist Catholic High School in Eugene and the Marist Brothers of the Schools in New York for $3.25 million alleging that Brother Ryan sexually abused a teenage boy from 1975-1977, when Ryan was the vice-principal at Marist Catholic High School in Eugene, OR.  According to that lawsuit, Ryan abused the student for two years. The alleged abuse occurred in Ryan’s office, at the school, and on weekend school trips to the Oregon Coast. The abuse included forcibly kissing, fondling, masturbating, and performing oral sex upon the victim.

The former student said Ryan would give him attention by playfully poking the student with his elbow, building a sense of “camaraderie.” he also stated that he feels more victims have been scared into silence.

Ryan was “quietly transferred” to a school in Chicago, IL in the late 70s, and then was transferred again to St. Mary’s in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Brother Ryan died in 2017 while living in the Bronx, NY.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in New York, contact our office today. In October 2020, the Rockville Centre Diocese filed for federal bankruptcy protection.  The Court will resolve all claims of sexual abuse in this process but strict filing deadlines will apply and no late claims will be considered, so contact us today.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help. 

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Br. James McGloin – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Brother James McGloin

Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Marists)

James McGloin Archdiocese of Los Angeles Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1947

Removed: 1970

Died: 2013

Assignment History:

  • 1960s: Junipero Serra High School (Gardena, CA)
  • 1971-1993: Casa Grande High School (Petaluma, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Brother James McGloin:

Br. James McGloin was ordained a priest of the Marianist religious order in 1947, who served in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, he was accused and named in a civil lawsuit alleging child sexual abuse that occurred in 1963 at Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, CA.

Br. McGloin reportedly had relationships with nuns, and in a letter found in his personnel file, he writes to his superior, “I am convinced that a life of celibacy, which I once embraced, is beyond me. You know me well—I’ve had this problem in varying degrees since my profession began.”

Br. McGloin was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ 2004 list of clergy accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. Br. McGloin was dispensed from perpetual vows in 1970. He then became a high school vice-principal and then principal until his retirement in 1993.

Br. McGloin died in 2013 at the age of 86.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in California.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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Fr. Henry Perez – Diocese of Orange

Father Henry Perez

Diocese of Orange/Marist FatherHenry Perez Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1973

Removed: 1991

Died: 2003

Assignment History:

  • 1974-1976: Notre Dame Des Victoires (San Francisco, California)
  • 1977-1978: St. Matthew’s (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1979-1980: St. Mary’s (Chandler, AZ)
  • 1981: St. Margaret (Tempe, AZ)
  • 1982: Immaculate Heart of Mary (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1983-1984: Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Glendale, AZ)
  • 1985-1986: Holy Spirit (Fountain Valley, CA)
  • 1987-1989: St. Edward (Dana Point, CA)
  • 1990-1992: St. Anne’s (Santa Ana, CA)
  • 1993-2001: Inactive Leave

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Henry Perez:

Fr. Henry Perez was originally ordained a Marist priest in Arizona. He was incardinated into the Diocese of Orange, California, in May 1989. According to media reports, in 1991, Fr. Perez left active ministry and was placed on administrative leave without faculties in the Diocese of Orange after the Diocese learned of allegations of sexual abuse in Arizona.

In 1993, two lawsuits were filed against him in Phoenix. He was accused of sexually abusing a minor boy from approximately the late 1970s to the early 1980s while he worked in the Diocese of Phoenix. He was also accused of taking boys on trips from Arizona to California, giving them drugs and forcing them into orgies with other priests.

In 2002, he was working with children as a “self-described Anglican Catholic priest.” In 2003, he was indicted in Phoenix on six felony charges of sexual conduct with a minor and one charge of misdemeanor public sexual indecency. A man told investigators Father Perez encouraged him to be an altar boy at St. Mary’s Parish in Chandler, took him out to dinner and on trips to Las Vegas, and bought him cigarettes and alcohol as a teenager.

On two occasions, the man described how Fr. Perez hugged, kissed and molested him. The man “said he didn’t know whether to scream or cry and run away,” according to county attorney documents. Another man told investigators he also was a victim of Father Perez at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Glendale. The man, who agreed to massage Father Perez for money to fix his father’s truck, said he was molested by Father Perez with an electric massager on one occasion and had sex with Father Perez on a second. Shortly after the indictment, Fr. Perez died of a heart attack at age 63.

In February 2004, he was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’, “Report to the People of God: Clergy Sexual Abuse Archdiocese of Los Angeles.”  He was also named on the Diocese of Orange’s “List of Credibly Accused Priests Incardinated in the Diocese of Orange” and on the Diocese of Phoenix’s 2018 List of names of priests of religious communities that have been laicized and/or removed from ministry by their communities due to sexual misconduct with a minor.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Orange in California.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Orange now have legal options due to a temporary change in California law, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help.

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Br. Damian Galligan – Archdiocese of New York

Brother Damian Galligan

Archdiocese of New York/MaristsDamian V. Galligan Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1960

Retired: 2013

Assignment History:

  • Church of the Nativity of Our Blessed Lady (Bronx, NY)
  • Mount St. Michael’s School (Bronx, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Brother Damian Galligan:

Br. Damian Galligan, a Marist brother working in the Archdiocese of New York, was accused of sexually abusing a young boy for 5 years from 1977-1983 in New Jersey, starting when the boy was just eight years old.

In 2009, the survivor filed a lawsuit and according to media reports, Galligan confessed in a video deposition to the abuse of the survivor and other boys. A jury found in favor of the survivor and awarded him awarded $2.4 million.

As of 2013, Galligan was reportedly living in a retirement home in St. Louis, Missouri. His status as a brother and whether he has access to children are unknown. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of New York. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in New York State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of New York now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help.

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Br. Timothy Brady – Archdiocese of New York

Brother Timothy Brady

Archdiocese of New York/Marists

Timothy Brady Horowitz LawJoined: 1964

Removed: 1988

Assignment History:

  • 1984-1987: Mount St. Michael Academy (Bronx, NY)
  • 1993-2005: Marist High School (Chicago, IL)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Brother Timothy Brady:

In 1988, Br. Timothy Brady, a Marist brother, was arrested, charged, and sentenced to prison for the alleged sexual abuse of three minor boys at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx, New York, in 1987. Brady was the acting principal of the parochial preparatory school at the time of the alleged abuse. Brady allegedly left the school at the end of the 1987 school year and was sent to a Marist retreat in Arizona.

According to media reports, the alleged abuse was reported by school staff members who say a few lay teachers complained that they thought something was going on. The Sexually Exploited Child task force, an operation coordinated by the FBI and New York Police Department, determined that two priests had sexually molested three 14-year-old boys.

Brady became a Marist Brother in 1964. As of 2010, Brady was still listed as a Marist Brother on the Order’s website. His whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown. He was last known to be residing in Arizona.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of New York. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in New York State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of New York now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help.

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.