A report from Pennsylvania alleges over 300 Catholic priests sexually abused children. One priest confessed to abusing 35 boys, while he served in the Hudson Valley.

A new report from a Pennsylvania says over 300 Catholic priests are suspected of sexual abuse. The report indicts over 1,000 were sexually abused by members of the Catholic church and accuses the church of protecting the abusers and not the victims.

Of the over 300 the Catholic priests suspected of sexual abuse at least three have ties to the Hudson Valley.

Father Edmond A. Parrakow
Known Assignments in New York:

  • 1968-1969 Assumption Catholic Church, Tuckahoe, New York
  • 1969-1973 St. Peter, Yonkers, New York
  • 1973-1984 St. Martin of Tours, Bronx, New York (St. Thomas Aquinas H.S., Faculty)
  • December 1985 Accepted into Greensburg Diocese
  • 1986-1989 St. Pius X Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant

In 1985, Father Edmond Parrakow admitted to molesting 35 boys over a 17 year period where he served mostly in the Hudson Valley, according to the report.

Despite his confession, Parrakow served in Westchester County until early 1989, when a complaint was made against him regarding inappropriate contact, he had with a seventh-grader at Holy Trinity Catholic School located in Mount Pleasant.

Parrakow was then reassigned and spent the next five years preaching in Pennsylvania before being sent back to New York, where he remained until he was 2004.

Reverend J. Pascal Sabas who was also named in the report was ordained in Wappinger Falls on June 20, 1954. He's accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old.

On June 27, 1990, Bishop James C. Timlin received a letter from Dr. Richard D. Malone, Associate Medical Director, St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in Harrison concerning Reverend Austin E. Flanagan.

The letter was sent upon the request of, and with the permission from, Flanagan himself, according to the report. The letter said Flanagan fondled two boys at a summer camp two years earlier.