Fr. Kenneth Jesselli – Archdiocese of New York

| Jul 29, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Kenneth Jesselli

Archdiocese of New York

Ordained: 1984

Laicized: 2005

Assignment History:

  • 1985-1987: Holy Spirit (Bronx, NY)
  • 1988: Immaculate Conception (Tuckahoe, NY)
  • 1989-1990: Unknown
  • 1991-1993: St. Gabriel’s (Bronx, NY)
  • 1993-1999: St. Francis Xavier (Bronx, NY)
  • 2000: St. Anthony’s (Yonkers, NY)
  • 2001-2002: Holy Name of Mary (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)
  • 2003: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Kenneth Jesselli:

In April 2002, Fr. Kenneth Jesseli was removed from his parish and the priesthood due to past child sex abuse allegations. At the time of his removal, Jesselli was assigned to Holy Name of Mary in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. His immediate predecessor at Holy Name, Fr. Gennaro Gentile, had also been removed from the parish amidst allegations of child sex abuse.

The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown. Jesselli was removed from ministry in 2002 and laicized in 2005.

He is listed on the Archdiocese of New York’s 2019 List of Archdiocesan Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor or the Subject of Eligible IRCP Compensation Claims. Jesselli’s current whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.

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