Tag: Rockville Centre Sex Abuse Attorney

Mr. John Hanlon – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Mister John Hanlon

Diocese of Rockville Centre

John Hanlon Diocese of Rockville Centre Horowitz Law Ordained: N/A

Assigned as follows:

  • N/A

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Mister John Hanlon:

According to media reports, in February 2019, a woman alleged in a lawsuit that Mr. John Hanlon, the St. Agnes, parish janitor, sexually abused her as a 5-year-old girl. The alleged abuse occurred in the 1960s at St. Agnes in Rockville Centre. Years later, when she was 11, she and another woman claimed they were fondled in 1967, while being passed around the laps of priests at a Christmas party in the rectory.

“In April 2021 the official committee of abuse survivors in the Diocese’s bankruptcy identified Father Hanlon as a person accused of abuse who has some connection to the  Rockville Centre Diocese.” According to the committee, the people on this list, “…have been accused of committing sexual abuse. These people have served within the territorial limits of the  Diocese of Rockville Centre.  A religious order and/or diocese outside of the Diocese of Rockville Centre found sexual abuse accusations against these people to be credible or sexual abuse lawsuits have been filed against these people.”

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. 

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

Mr. Frank Lind – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Mister Frank Lind

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Frank Lind Diocese of Rockville Centre Horowitz Law

Ordained: N/A

Died: Unknown

Assigned as follows:

  • N/A

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Mister Frank Lind:

According to media reports, in August 2019, a man alleged in a lawsuit that Mr. Frank Lind, the communications supervisor at Chaminade High School, sexually abused him when he was a 16-year-old student in 1970 and 1971. He was a member of the school’s Amateur Radio Club, moderated by Mr. Lind.

In 2016, the alleged victim sent a letter to Brother Joseph Dominick Bellizzi, Chaminade’s principal at the time. He stated the abuse lasted about nine months, and occurred in the Radio Club meeting room and a crawlspace under the school. He said Mr. Lind forced him to perform oral sex on him, threatening to shame him by showing family members and friends photos of the acts if he ever tried to tell anyone. Brother Bellizzi never responded to his letter.

“In April 2021 the official committee of abuse survivors in the Diocese’s bankruptcy identified Father Lind as a person accused of abuse who has some connection to the  Rockville Centre Diocese.” According to the committee, the people on this list, “…have been accused of committing sexual abuse. These people have served within the territorial limits of the  Diocese of Rockville Centre.  A religious order and/or diocese outside of the Diocese of Rockville Centre found sexual abuse accusations against these people to be credible or sexual abuse lawsuits have been filed against these people.”

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. 

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

Fr. James Devita – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Father James Devita

Diocese of Rockville Centre

James Devita Diocese of Rockville Centre Horowitz Law    Ordained: 1957 

Removed: 1995

Assigned as follows:

  • 1966-1969:       Our Lady of Good Counsel (Inwood, NY)
  • 1969-1978:       St. Rocco (Glen Cove, NY)
  • 1978-1993:       Pastor of Sacred Heart (Island Park, NY)
  • 1993-1995:       Pastor Emeritus of Sacred Heart (Island Park with residence at Our Lady of Good Counsel (Inwood, NY)
  • 1995-2021:       Residence in Florida

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father James Devita:

Father James Devita was ordained a priest in 1957. According to media reports, in 1993, a woman accused him of abusing her 16-year-old son in the late 1970s.  She said the priest sexually attacked her son and left bruises and cuts on him during a pre-Christmas weekend trip. He was sent for six months of psychiatric treatment in 1993, and deemed fit to continue his ministry. He moved on to Venice, FL in early 1994. From there, he went to the Palm Beach Diocese in mid-1995. He served for five months at parishes in Royal Palm Beach and Wellington when the new allegations surfaced in October 1995, and he was removed from ministry.

In August 1998, Father Devita confessed to New Buffalo parishioners that he had a sexual relationship with a Kings Park teenager 20 years earlier. Shortly after his confession, the Kalamazoo Diocese received a letter from Bishop Robert N. Lynch claiming that an adult male had accused the priest of sexual abuse while he was pastor at Our Lady Queen of Apostles in Royal Palm Beach.

In 2021, his name was listed on the Diocese of Rockville Centre List of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. According to the list, the alleged sexual abuse occurred in multiple locations while he served at St. Rocco in Glen Cove, NY including at the parish, in Devita’s car, at a Catholic retreat, at Devita’s family member’s house and at a private home in Long Island. He is believed to be living in Boynton Beach, Florida.

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. 

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

Fr. Bernard Horst – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Father Bernard Horst

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Bernard Horst Diocese of Rockville Centre Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1945

Died: 2001

Assigned as follows:

  • Archbishop Moeller High School (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Chaminade High School (Mineola, NY)
  • North Catholic High School (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Purcell Marian High School (Cincinnati, OH)
  • St. James High School (Chester, PA)
  • St. John Bosco Parish (Mattawan, MI)
  • St. Theresa’s Parish (Waylind, MI)
  • University of Dayton (Dayton, OH)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Bernard Horst:

Father Bernard Horst was ordained a Marianist priest in 1945. According to media reports, in June 2020, his name was included on the Marianists list of clergy accused of child sexual abuse.

“In April 2021 the official committee of abuse survivors in the Diocese’s bankruptcy identified Father Horst as a person accused of abuse who has some connection to the  Rockville Centre Diocese.” According to the committee, the people on this list, “…have been accused of committing sexual abuse. These people have served within the territorial limits of the  Diocese of Rockville Centre.  A religious order and/or diocese outside of the Diocese of Rockville Centre found sexual abuse accusations against these people to be credible or sexual abuse lawsuits have been filed against these people.”

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. 

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

Fr. Thomas Kelly – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Father Thomas Kelly

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Thomas Kelly Diocese of Rockville Centre Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1941

Died: 2011

Assigned as follows:

  • 1942-1954:      Holy Name of Mary (Valley Stream, NY)
  • 1955-1964:      St. Saviour’s (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1965-1970:      St. Catherine of Alexandria (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1971-1987:      Guardian Angel (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1988-1995:      Retired; Guardian Angel (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1996-1997:      Retired; (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1998-2007:      Retired; Our Lady of Angels (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 2008:                Retired; The Savoy (Little Neck, NY)
  • 2009-2011:      Retired; Van Dyk Manor (Montclair, NJ)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Thomas Kelly:

Father Thomas Kelly was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Brooklyn in 1941. According to media reports, his name was included in the Diocese of Brooklyn’s 2019 “List of Diocesan Clergy for Whom the Diocese Received Allegations of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor,” in the subsection “Diocese of Brooklyn Clergy Who Were Deceased/or Resigned Prior to a Finding of Credibility.” The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, are unknown.

“In April 2021 the official committee of abuse survivors in the Diocese’s bankruptcy identified Father Kelly as a person accused of abuse who has some connection to the  Rockville Centre Diocese.” According to the committee, the people on this list, “…have been accused of committing sexual abuse. These people have served within the territorial limits of the  Diocese of Rockville Centre.  A religious order and/or diocese outside of the Diocese of Rockville Centre found sexual abuse accusations against these people to be credible or sexual abuse lawsuits have been filed against these people.”

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. 

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

Fr. George Kayser – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Father George Kayser

Diocese of Rockville Centre

George Kayser Diocese of Rockville Centre Horowitz LawOrdained: 1948

Died: 2010

Assigned as follows:

  • 1949-1951:   St. Bartholomew’s (Elmhurst, NY)
  • 1952-1954:   Good Shepherd (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1955:            Christ the King (Springfield Gardens, NY)
  • 1956-1960:   St. Margaret of Scotland (Selden, NY)
  • 1961-1970:   Absent On Leave 
  • 1971-2009:   Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father George Kayser:

Father George Kayser was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Brooklyn in 1948.  According to media reports, his name was included in the Diocese of Brooklyn’s 2019 “List of Diocesan Clergy for Whom the Diocese Received Allegations of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor,” in the subsection “Clergy Members of the Diocese of Brooklyn With Credible Allegations: Credibility Deemed by Diocesan Review Board Determination and/or Admission on Behalf of the Cleric.” The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, are unknown. Father Kayser’s status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he had access to children from his last known assignment in 1960 until his death are unknown.

“In April 2021 the official committee of abuse survivors in the Diocese’s bankruptcy identified Father Kayser as a person accused of abuse who has some connection to the  Rockville Centre Diocese.” According to the committee, the people on this list, “…have been accused of committing sexual abuse. These people have served within the territorial limits of the  Diocese of Rockville Centre.  A religious order and/or diocese outside of the Diocese of Rockville Centre found sexual abuse accusations against these people to be credible or sexual abuse lawsuits have been filed against these people.”

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. 

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

Fr. Joseph Keyes – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Father Joseph Keyes

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Joseph Keyes Diocese of Rockville Centre Horowitz Law Ordained: 1942

Died: 1992 

Assigned as follows:

  • 1942-1956:      St. Kevin’s, Flushing (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1957:                St. Barnabas Apostle (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1958-1966:      St. Boniface (Rockville Centre, NY)
  • 1967-1992:      St. Francis of Assisi (Greenlawn, NY) 
  • 1990-1992:      Retired 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Joseph Keyes:

Father Joseph Keyes was ordained a priest in 1942. According to media reports, in June 2019, he was named in a lawsuit that alleged he sexualy abused a 5 or 6-year-old girl in approximately 1970, when she and her family were attending a celebration in Greenlawn, New York, to celebrate a neighbor’s son’s First Communion.

“In April 2021 the official committee of abuse survivors in the Diocese’s bankruptcy identified Father Keyes as a person accused of abuse who has some connection to the  Rockville Centre Diocese.” According to the committee, the people on this list, “…have been accused of committing sexual abuse. These people have served within the territorial limits of the  Diocese of Rockville Centre.  A religious order and/or diocese outside of the Diocese of Rockville Centre found sexual abuse accusations against these people to be credible or sexual abuse lawsuits have been filed against these people.”

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. 

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

Fr. John Lorinightus – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Father John Lorinightus

Diocese of Rockville Centre

John Lorinightus Diocese of Rockville Centre Horowitz Law Ordained: 1932

Died: 1967 

Assigned as follows:

  • 1933:            Queen of the Most Holy Rosary (Roosevelt, NY)
  • 1934:            St. George (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1935:            St. Ephrem’s (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1936-1943:   St. Mary of the Angels (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1944:            St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1945:            St. Brigid (Long Island City, NY)
  • 1946:            Holy Ghost (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1947:            St. Joseph (Long Island City, NY) 
  • 1948-1959:   St. Anthony’s Hospital (Woodhaven, NY)
  • 1960:            On Sick Leave 
  • 1961-1966:   Nativity of Our Blessed Lord (Brooklyn, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John Lorinightus:

Father John Loringhitus was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Brooklyn. According to media reports, he was named on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s 2019 “List of Diocesan Clergy for Whom the Diocese Received Allegations of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor,” in the subsection “Diocese of Brooklyn Clergy Who Were Deceased/Or Resigned Prior to a Finding of Credibility.” The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, are unknown.

“In April 2021 the official committee of abuse survivors in the Diocese’s bankruptcy identified Father Loringhitus as a person accused of abuse who has some connection to the  Rockville Centre Diocese.” According to the committee, the people on this list, “…have been accused of committing sexual abuse. These people have served within the territorial limits of the  Diocese of Rockville Centre.  A religious order and/or diocese outside of the Diocese of Rockville Centre found sexual abuse accusations against these people to be credible or sexual abuse lawsuits have been filed against these people.”

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. 

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

Br. Alphonsus Maher – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Brother Alphonsus Maher

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Alphonsus Maher  Diocese of Rockville Centre Horowitz Law Ordained: N/A

Died: 1999 

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Francis Preparatory School (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School (Brooklyn NY)
  • St. Francis Monastery, Novitiate and Apostolic Center (Oyster Bay, 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. According to media reports, in 2019, he was named in two lawsuits, alleging that he sexually abused minor boys. According to the first suit, he sexually abused a boy in approximately 1974, while he served as principal of Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School, in Brooklyn, New York. The second alleged Brother Maher had sexually abused a boy in approximately 1978 to 1980 at Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School.

“In April 2021 the official committee of abuse survivors in the Diocese’s bankruptcy identified Brother Maher as a person accused of abuse who has some connection to the  Rockville Centre Diocese.” According to the committee, the people on this list, “…have been accused of committing sexual abuse. These people have served within the territorial limits of the  Diocese of Rockville Centre.  A religious order and/or diocese outside of the Diocese of Rockville Centre found sexual abuse accusations against these people to be credible or sexual abuse lawsuits have been filed against these people.”

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. 

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

Brother Francis Meder – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Brother Francis Meder (Marianist)

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Francis Meder Diocese of Rockville Centre Horowitz Law

Ordained: N/A

Died: 1976 

Assigned as follows:

  • Cardinal Gibbons High School (Baltimore, MD)
  • Archbishop Moeller High School (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Cathedral Latin School (Cleveland, OH)
  • Chaminade High School (Dayton, OH)
  • Chaminade High School (Mineola, NY)
  • Holy Trinity (Brooklyn, NY)
  • North Catholic High School (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Saint Louis School (Honolulu, HI)
  • St. Anthony (Maui, HI)
  • St. James (San Francisco, CA)
  • St. Joseph Grade School (San Francisco, CA)
  • St. Mary’s Grade School and High School (Stockton, CA)
  • University of Dayton (Dayton, OH)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Brother Francis Meder:

According to media reports, in 2011, an adult female in Pennsylvania reported that Brother Francis Meder inappropriately touched her in the late 1950s when she was eight or nine years old.

In 2014, four adult males accused Brother Meder of sexual abuse in the 1950s and 1960s, when they were under age 11. The allegations include spanking and fondling after giving the children candy and leftovers from the cafeteria. He died in 1976.

In December 2020, Brother Meder’s name was included on the Marianist list of members found to have sexually abused a minor. In January 2021, he was named in a lawsuit alleging that he and another clergyman sexually abused a 14-year-old girl when the girl was a volunteer at the Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May Point, New Jersey in 1974. 

“In April 2021 the official committee of abuse survivors in the Diocese’s bankruptcy identified Brother Meder as a person accused of abuse who has some connection to the  Rockville Centre Diocese.” According to the committee, the people on this list, “…have been accused of committing sexual abuse. These people have served within the territorial limits of the  Diocese of Rockville Centre.  A religious order and/or diocese outside of the Diocese of Rockville Centre found sexual abuse accusations against these people to be credible or sexual abuse lawsuits have been filed against these people.”

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. 

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