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

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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