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Clergy sex abuse survivors release new list of NYC predators

February 22, 2019 By David Brand Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Survivors of clergy sex abuse have named 112 additional clergy members from the Archdiocese of New York, who they say molested and abused them when they were children.

Attorney Jeff Anderson, who represents survivors of clergy sex abuse, said that 57 of the alleged perpetrators are alive, 42 are dead and 13 could not be located. Anderson joined survivors to publicize the list today in Manhattan.

“We are releasing this list publicly because Cardinal [Timothy] Dolan will not release a list,” Anderson said. Dolan is cardinal at the Archdiocese of New York. “He has made a conscious and calculated choice to keep these names and documents secret and he has the power to release the names right now.”

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On Friday, the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes Queens, released the names of 108 clergy members “credibly” accused of sexual abuse.

The Archdiocese of Brooklyn and The Archdiocese of New York did not provide a response to requests from the Eagle.

It is unclear how Catholic schools are preparing to discuss the latest church abuse revelations when students return from winter break on Monday.

At one K-through-8 school in the Bronx, which is located in the Archdiocese of New York, staff members have not received any guidance on how to talk about child sex abuse, one 8th grade teacher who asked to remain anonymous told the Eagle on Wednesday.

“To be honest, our school hasn’t addressed it at all,” the teacher said. “It hasn’t been mentioned to me by parents. We haven’t even received anything from the archdiocese about it or how to handle it.”

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