Father Harold Cox
Diocese of Rockville Centre
Assigned as follows:
- St. Joseph (Ronkonkoma, NY)
- St. Gabriel (Brooklyn, NY)
- St. Camillus (Rockaway Beach, NY)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Harold Cox:
Father Harold Cox was ordained in 1944. He worked at St. Joseph in Ronkonkoma before the Rockville Centre diocese was erected. St. Joseph was within the Rockville Centre Diocese after it was created. According to media reports, in October 2003, Father Cox was named in a $300-million lawsuit alleging that while assigned to St. Gabriel Parish in New Lots during the late 1950s, he sexually abused a boy between the ages of 11 and 14. The incidents occurred after confession, when the priest instructed the boy to meet him. The suit alleges that the incidents occurred 30 to 50 times.
“In April 2021 the official committee of abuse survivors in the Diocese’s bankruptcy identified Father Cox as a person accused of abuse who has some connection to the Rockville Centre Diocese.” According to the committee, the people on this list, “…have been accused of committing sexual abuse. These people have served within the territorial limits of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. A religious order and/or diocese outside of the Diocese of Rockville Centre found sexual abuse accusations against these people to be credible or sexual abuse lawsuits have been filed against these people.”
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