Father John Kennedy
Diocese of Ogdensburg
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father John Kennedy:
Father John Kennedy was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Ogdensburg in 1935. According to media reports, in November 2018, his name was included on the Diocese of Ogdensburg’s list of 28 priests who were credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor or a vulnerable adult. Details of the allegation, including the number of alleged victims or when and where the alleged misconduct occurred, are unknown. Father Kennedy died in August 1979.
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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