Father Ruben Rodriguez
Archdiocese of New York
Assigned as follows:
- 1990-1999 St. Simon Stock (Bronx, NY)
- 2000-2020 Unknown
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Ruben Rodriguez:
According to media reports, in 2001, Father Ruben Rodriguez was one of four Carmelite priests named in a lawsuit alleging that he payed a 16-year-old boy for sex between January 1996 and August 1998 at St. Simon Stock in Bronx, New York. The lawsuit stated that they used alcohol and gay child pornography to “groom” and individually seduce the teenager.the boy witnessed the priests participate in “group masturbation” and was threatened with harm if he told anyone. Father Rodriguez was described as the “ringleader.”
In 1999, Father Rodriguez reportedly went back home to Puerto Rico. The case was settled in 2001. Since then he was believed to be active in the ministry in San Juan. His current whereabouts are unknown.
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