Father Bernard Turner
Diocese of Albany
- 1981-1986: St. Patrick (Ravena, NY)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Bernard Turner:
Fr. Bernard Turner was newly identified in a child sexual abuse civil lawsuit filed against the Albany Catholic Diocese under the state’s Child Victims Act. Turner was accused of sexually abusing a minor from 1981 to 1982 while serving at St. Patrick in Ravena, NY. No further information on the allegation regarding the age/gender of the victim was given.
Turner was also involved in another claim back in 2007. A trial ended in a mistrial after the judge ruled that a church lawyer had violated a pre-trial order prohibiting questions about an alleged homosexual relationship between Turner and another priest.
There is no other information listed as to Turner’s current assignments or whereabouts.
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