James Francis Purtell
Diocese of Syracuse/Lay Teacher
1970s-1980s: St. John the Evangelist (Binghamton, NY)
1970s-1980s: Seton Catholic Central (Binghamton, NY)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against James Francis Purtell:
James Francis Purtell has recently been accused of sexually abusing two children at St. John the Evangelist and Seton Catholic Central in Binghamton, NY. One victim was allegedly abused from 1979 to 1984, and another from approximately 1977 to 1982. Purtell taught at both schools, and both children were his students. He is believed to be still residing in the Binghamton area.
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