Fr. Andrew L. Millar – Diocese of Rockville Centre

| Jan 21, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Andrew Millar

Diocese of Rockville Centre

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Ordained: 1958

Laicized: Unknown

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                Psychiatric treatment (six months)
  • 1999-2000      SS. Peter and Paul (Manorville, NY)
  • 2000-2006      Retired; Prison (2000 to 2002)
  • 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.  Upon his return, after finishing six months of psychiatric treatment in the wake of this complaint, Andrew Millar returned to Long Island in 1999 and told the Diocese of Rockville Centre he wanted to retire.  In response, Bishop John McGann wrote letter to Millar on September 1, 1999 thanking Millar for his 41 years of “priestly goodness” and said he was pleased Millar agreed to reside in a parish in Manorville where he could continue to function as a priest and assist a pastor who was going on a sabbatical.  The Bishop added that he hoped the diocesan retirement benefits would allow Millar “to live the ongoing years of your priesthood in the dignity and respect to which you are entitled.” Eight months later, Millar was arrested at Tobay Beach for sodomizing a 15-year-old Great Neck boy who is learning disabled. Millar sodomized the boy in a public bathroom. The victim’s father, who went into the public bathroom after his son didn’t return promptly, interrupted the sex act and chased Millar into the beach parking lot, where he was caught.  In November 2000, Father Millar pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 3 years in prison for sexually abusing the 15-year-old mentally handicapped boy in the men’s room at Tobay Beach in Oyster Bay, 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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