Mr. Rudy Tremaroli
Archdiocese of New York/Lay Teacher
- 1965-1992: Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Bronx, NY)
Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Mr. Rudy Tremaroli:
In late 2019, five former students at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and School in the Bronx, New York filed lawsuits against the school and the Archdiocese of New York, claiming they were sexually abused by their former basketball coach, Rudy Tremaroli.
One of the victims that filed is a Connecticut state senator. He claims that he was sexually assaulted by Tremaroli in the 1980s when he was 9 to 12 years old. The lawsuit states that Tremaroli, who died in 1992, received multiple reports that he abused and molested hundreds of boys while working at a Catholic community center before leaders moved him to work exclusively at the school.
According to media reports, Tremaroli was hired as a janitor at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the 1960s, then later ran a youth program, summer camp, and community center, where he hosted movie nights. Tremaroli became the assistant basketball coach and facilities manager for Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the 1970s, using his private office to isolate and abuse kids, the suits say. Allegedly, Tremaroli would befriend boys, talk to them about girls and teach them how to masturbate. The suits also claim that Tremaroli amassed a large collection of nude photographs of his victims over the years.
Tremaroli’s alleged abuse stretched into the early 1990s, and neither school officials nor the Archdiocese of New York did anything about it. Tremaroli died in 1992.
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