Fr. James Gotimer – Diocese of Brooklyn

On Behalf of | Feb 10, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father James Gotimer  

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1953

Retired: 2000

Died: 2013

Assigned as follows:

  • 1954-1963: Most Holy Trinity (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1964-1969: Cathedral Preparatory Seminary of the Immaculate Conception  (Elmhurst, NY)
  • 1970-1974: Bishop Reilly High School (Fresh Meadows, NY)
  • 1975: St. Adalbert Church (Elmhurst, NY) 
  • 1975-1998: St. Bartholomew (Elmhurst, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father James Gotimer:

According to media reports, in February 2019, Fr. James Gotimer’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. The details of the allegations, including the information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims, the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, or Gotimer’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown.

Gotimer retired in 2000 and died in November 2013.

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