Father Gerald Sharland
Diocese of Ogdensburg
Assigned as Follows:
- Notre Dame Church (Malone, NY)
- (Bombay, NY)
- (Long Lake, NY)
- (Redford, NY)
- (Rouses Point, NY)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Gerald Sharland:
Father Gerald Sharland was ordained to the priesthood in 1945, and served in the Diocese of Ogdensburg. According to media reports, in November 2018, the Diocese of Ogdensburg released a list of 28 priests who were credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor or a vulnerable adult. The number of alleged victims or the time frame that the alleged abuse occurred was not disclosed. The list only noted that he was deceased.
Diocesan officials had previously said they would not release the names, largely to protect the privacy of victims. Each name on the list has been internally investigated and the Diocesan Review Board found that the allegations were credible.
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