Title: Archdiocese ordered to provide details in Westchester teacher sex abuse lawsuit
Edwin “Ted” Gaynor worked as a teacher and coach at a few Catholic schools in Westchester County between the 1950s and 1980s, including Immaculate Heart of Mary in Scarsdale, St. Bernard in White Plains and Holy Rosary in Hawthorne.
At least 21 people have made allegations against Gaynor and sued him, the Archdiocese, and Immaculate Heart of Mary under the state Child Victims’ Act.
On September 19 plaintiffs, whose cases have been combined, asked the defendants to provide a sizable collection of documents dating back to the 1950s. The defendants pushed back, but on May 5 state Supreme Court Justice Steven Jaeger ruled that they must provide a bulk of the records requested as the plaintiffs seek more information on a system they say allowed numerous children to be abused for years.