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Former New York Priest Accused of Sex Abuse of Minors, Diocese of Brooklyn Accused of Cover Up

Former New York Priest Accused of Sex Abuse of Minors, Diocese of Brooklyn Accused of Cover Up

Queens, NY – Father Adam Prochaski has been accused of sexual abuse by 15 women dating back to his time as a priest at Holy Cross Church in Maspeth between 1969 and 1994. The victims were as young as 5 years old at the time of the abuse. 

A fellow employee of Holy Cross Church told media that she remembers multiple students coming forth regarding the sexual abuse by Prochaski.  She reported the abuse to the Principal at the time, who laughed it off.   Another Principal was told, who contacted the Diocese, but the proper authorities were never contacted, nor was Prochaski removed from the school.

It is undetermined how many women Prochaski victimized.

Due to the current statute of limitations in New York, these victims are unable to file suit against Prochaski, Holy Cross Church, or the Diocese of Brooklyn.  Legislation has been brought forth to open the statute of limitations, but nothing has been passed as of this year.

It is very brave of these women to come forwards against their abuser.

For more information:

www.gothamist.com

www.qns.com

newyork.cbslocal.com

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