Fr. James LeBar – Archdiocese of New York

On Behalf of | Aug 3, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father James LeBar

Archdiocese of New York

Ordained: 1962

Died: 2008

Assignment History:

  • 1962-1965: St. John the Evangelist (White Plains, NY)
  • 1965-1967: St. Catherine Laboure (Lake Katrine, NY)
  • 1967: St. Gregory Barbarigo (Garnerville, NY)
  • 1966-1970: John A. Coleman Catholic (Hurley, NY)
  • 1967-1973: St. Josephs (Kingston, NY)
  • 1973-1979: St. Catherine Laboure (Lake Katrine, NY)
  • 1979-1980: St. Stanislaus (Pleasant Valley, NY)
  • 1980-1982: Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • 1982-2005: Hudson Valley Psychiatric Center (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • 2006-2007: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father James LeBar:

Known as the Chief Exorcist for the Archdiocese of New York, Fr. James LeBar was accused of sexually abusing a minor at St. Joseph’s Church in Kingston, New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Lebar was 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.

The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including the victim’s age and gender, are unknown. LeBar’s status as a priest, whereabouts, and whether he had access to children from 2006 until his death is unknown.

Lebar died in 2008.

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