Br. Damian Galligan – Archdiocese of New York

| Jul 23, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Brother Damian Galligan

Archdiocese of New York/Marist

Ordained: 1960

Retired: 2013

Assignment History:

  • Church of the Nativity of Our Blessed Lady (Bronx, NY)
  • Mount St. Michael’s School (Bronx, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Brother Damian Galligan:

Br. Damian Galligan, a Marist brother working in the Archdiocese of New York, was accused of sexually abusing a young boy for 5 years from 1977-1983 in New Jersey, starting when the boy was just eight years old.

In 2009, the survivor filed a lawsuit and according to media reports, Galligan confessed in a video deposition to the abuse of the survivor and other boys. A jury found in favor of the survivor and awarded him awarded $2.4 million.

As of 2013, Galligan was reportedly living in a retirement home in St. Louis, Missouri. His status as a brother and whether he has access to children are unknown. 

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