Mister Frank Lind
Diocese of Rockville Centre
Assigned as follows:
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Mister Frank Lind:
According to media reports, in August 2019, a man alleged in a lawsuit that Mr. Frank Lind, the communications supervisor at Chaminade High School, sexually abused him when he was a 16-year-old student in 1970 and 1971. He was a member of the school’s Amateur Radio Club, moderated by Mr. Lind.
In 2016, the alleged victim sent a letter to Brother Joseph Dominick Bellizzi, Chaminade’s principal at the time. He stated the abuse lasted about nine months, and occurred in the Radio Club meeting room and a crawlspace under the school. He said Mr. Lind forced him to perform oral sex on him, threatening to shame him by showing family members and friends photos of the acts if he ever tried to tell anyone. Brother Bellizzi never responded to his letter.
“In April 2021 the official committee of abuse survivors in the Diocese’s bankruptcy identified Father Lind 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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