Church Abuse Keep Quiet
Title: LI priest molested me, now church is trying to keep me quiet, lawsuit says
Author: Rebecca Rosenberg
Publisher: New York Post
A man says a Long Island priest sexually abused him when he was a teen — and that church investigators are now trying to intimidate him into silence, new court papers show.
Greg Hein, 52, says in a Nassau County lawsuit that Father Gregory Cappuccino repeatedly molested him in the sacristy and rectory of St. Anthony of Padua in Rockville Centre in 1984. Hein was 17 at the time, while the priest oversaw the parish’s youth programs, the suit says.
Then this past May, several months after the lawsuit was filed, Hein was contacted by an ex-roommate who had attended drug rehab with him in Florida.
“He said he got a call from an investigator asking about the abuse and whether I’d ever discussed it with him,” Hein said of his friend.
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