Group Slams Rockville Centre Diocese For Not Removing Priest Who Was Sued For Alleged Abuse

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (CBS NewYork) — The Diocese of Rockville Centre was under fire Friday for not removing a priest who is the subject of sexual abuse lawsuits.

As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, there are two lawsuits accusing the Rev. Gregory Yacyshyn of sexually abusing a girl and a boy decades ago.

Both accusers are now adults. The woman who filed suit claimed that Yacyshyn molested her as a young parishioner at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Greenlawn.

“As a child, I was sexually abused by Father Greg. With counseling and support of my family, I now know I did nothing wrong,” the woman’s attorney John Michael Reck said when  . . . 

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