Catholic Diocese relieves longtime priest aged 86 of duties after he’s accused of sexually abusing 12 year old boy

Catholic Diocese relieves longtime priest aged 86 of duties after he’s accused of sexually abusing 12 year old boy



The Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn in New York has removed a priest from his duties at two Queens churches after he was credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor.



According to diocese officials, Rev. Peter Mahoney, 86, allegedly sexually abused a victim between 1975 and 1978, when he was serving at St. Martin of Tours Church in Bushwick, Brooklyn.



Diocese officials said they first learned of the allegations in October 2020 through its tip line, and then opened an investigation and contacted law enforcement officials.



Another allegation surfaced in an April lawsuit, the Diocese officials said.Latest Post
Tags