Father Andrew Millar
Diocese of Rockville Centre
Assigned as follows:
- 1966-1969 St. Christopher’s (Baldwin, NY)
- 1970 Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Southampton, NY)
- 1970-1977 Our Lady of Grace (West Babylon, NY)
- 1977-1982 St. Matthew’s (Dix Hills, NY)
- 1982-1990 St. Raymond’s (East Rockaway, NY)
- 1990-1994 Sacred Heart (North Merrick, NY)
- 1995 Holy Name of Mary (Valley Stream, NY)
- 1996 Unknown
- 1997-1998 Maria Regina (Seaford, NY)
- 1998-1999 Our Lady of Lourdes (Massapequa Park, NY)
- 1999-2000 SS. Peter and Paul (Manorville, NY)
- 1999-2006 Retired
- 2007-2019 Unknown
Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Andrew Millar:
Fr. Andrew Millar was ordained in Ireland and served at Long Island parishes in the Diocese of Rockville Centre for four decades. According to media reports, in 1995, a school principal at Holy Name of Mary in Valley Stream complained that Father Millar used inappropriate language and sexually abused children at the school playground. He requested that the priest be barred from school grounds. In 1996, a teenager reported that Millar followed him into a Jones Beach bathroom and tried to peer at him from under the stall door.
In 1999, a 17-year-old teen alleged that he had been sexually abused by Fr. Millar for a year in 1991 when he was a 10-year-old altar boy at Sacred Heart in North Merrick. In response to the complaint, the Diocese of Rockville Centre sent Father Millar for counseling to St. Luke Institute in Silver Spring, Maryland. He was allowed to retire and continued to conduct masses at St. Peter and Paul’s in Manorville, New York.
In December 2000, Father Millar pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 3 years in prison for sexually abusing a 15-year-old mentally handicapped boy in the men’s room at Tobay Beach in Long Island, New York. He was also accused of abusing children at Our Lady of Grace Church in West Babylon, at beaches, a private house, a public library, among other locations.
In the 2003 Suffolk County Grand Jury report, the description of Priest V matches public allegations against Father Millar.
“Priest V was ultimately allowed to retire from active status after serious, credible allegations of child abuse against him were brought to the attention of the Diocese, within the criminal statute of limitations. The allegations were that, when Priest V’s victim was an altar server at age nine or ten, Priest V would force him to sit in a chair, would place one hand over his mouth to keep him silent and fondle his genitals over his clothing. The conduct escalated to where Priest V would force the young boy to lie on the floor and partially disrobe him by sliding his underpants and trousers to his knees. Thereafter, he would restrain his victim by using his own knee and hold his hand over his mouth. He would then fondle his genitals.”
Father Millar was laicized and is registered as a level 3 sex offender in the state of New York. He is believed to currently be living in Rockville Centre. He is listed on the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s 2021 List of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.
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