In-statute NY survivor comes forward and sues Rockville Centre

 Media Advisory

January 20, 2015

 Civil Lawsuit Names Priest for Child Sexual Abuse Diocese of Rockville Centre Sued for Hiding Sexual Offenders and Creating a Dangerous Public Nuisance

 Identities and Locations of Credibly Accused Sexually Abusive Clerics Sought Alleged Perpetrator Still Allowed to Minister in New York

 What:  At a press conference Wednesday, January 21, 2015 on Long Island, attorneys Jeff Anderson and J. Michael Reck of Jeff Anderson & Associates will:

  • Announce the filing of a complaint on behalf of a 20 year-old woman naming the Diocese of Rockville Centre, St. Francis Assisi Parish and Father Gregory Yacyshyn as defendants. Yacyshyn is alleged to have abused the woman when she was a young child and parishioner at St. Francis of Assisi in Greenlawn, New York. He remains in ministry at St. Jude in Mastic Beach, NY.
  • Discuss the public nuisance claim alleged in the lawsuit for the Diocese’s failure to implement proper child protection safety measures and for their continued refusal to release the identities and internal church documents on known offenders in spite of previous Grand Jury investigations.
  • Encourage other sexual abuse survivors to come forward and demand the diocese remove Father Yacyshyn and release the identities and names of known clerical offenders.
  • Photos and written statement from the survivor will be provided.


WHEN:  Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 1:30PM EST

WHERE:  Long Island Marriott

               101 James Doolittle Blvd.

               Long Island University Room

               Uniondale, NY 11553


Notes: Copies of the complaint will be available at


Jeff Anderson:  Cell: 612.817.8665 Office: 651.227.9990

Mike Reck: Cell: 714.742.6593 Office: 646.649.4960


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