Father Richard Gorman
Archdiocese of New York
- 1982-1987: St. Barnabas (Bronx, NY)
- 1982-2016: Community Board 12 (Bronx, NY)
- 1987-1990: Archbishop Stepinac High School (White Plains, NY)
- 1990-2016: Cardinal Spellman High School (Bronx, NY)
- 1997-2005: Catholic Charities (New York, NY)
- 2010-2016: Archdiocesan Prison Apostolate (New York, NY)
- 2016: Leave of Absence
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Richard Gorman:
In mid-2015, a man reported to law enforcement and the Archdiocese of New York that Fr. Richard Gorman had sexually abused him in 1980 when he was 13-years-old at St. Barnabas in the Bronx. The investigations reportedly yielded several additional alleged victims and witnesses, all of which Gorman denied. After a review, the Archdiocese deemed the allegations “credible but not yet substantiated.” He was placed on leave in January 2016.
In May 2017, Fr. Gorman was reportedly removed from ministry. The Archdiocese of New York settled with at least two survivors in 2017 as part of the Archdiocese’s compensation program. Fr. Gorman died in 2018, at the age of 63.
Fr. Gorman was named on the Archdiocese of New York’s 2019 List of Archdiocesan Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor or the Subject of Eligible IRCP Compensation Claims. At the time of Fr. Gorman’s death, canonical proceedings regarding laicization were pending.
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