Deacon Edward J. Huckemeyer – Diocese of Brooklyn

| Jun 3, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Deacon Edward J. Huckemeyer

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1981

Removed: Unknown

Assigned as follows:

  • 1982-1986: Most Precious Blood (Long Island City, New York)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Deacon Edward J Huckemeyer:

Dn. Edward J Huckemeyer served as Deacon at Most Precious Blood in Long Island City, New York, and as principal at a public elementary school. According to media reports, in 1994, he admitted to sexually abusing a 13-year-old male student in 1981 while he was a teacher at JHS 226 Virgil I. Grissom in Ozone Park, New York. No criminal charges were filed due to the statute of limitations.

Years later, the student agreed to confront Huckemeyer and met his former teacher while wearing a hidden tape recorder. During the visit, Huckemeyer apologized.

“It happened once . . . I can’t lie about it,” Huckemeyer said, according to the transcript. “It has not been my code of behavior. I have been married and I have three children, and it was a very unfortunate situation, of course, singular in nature . . . I know that what occurred was wrong and that it was not appropriate . . . It’s something that I wish I could erase both from my memory and from his.”

In February 2019, Huckemeyer’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. It noted that he is no longer in ministry and “status in process”.

Huckemeyer is believed to be living in Tamarac, Florida.

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