On April 14, 2003, Fr. Basil P. Congro was named in a lawsuit brought by survivors of child sexual abuse. Fr. Congro worked for the Diocese of Rockville Centre at St. Mary’s in East Islip, New York, when he allegedly sexually abused a young boy. Prior to the lawsuit, Fr. Congro had been placed on administrative leave by the Diocese of Charleston in the fall of 2002.
Fr. Basil P. Congro was ordained a priest in 1978 and worked at the following locations within the Dioceses of Fresno, Rockville Centre, and Charleston:
Fr. Congro is also said to have worked at St. Frederick’s and St. Stephen’s on Edisto Island, South Carolina. Fr. Congro is believed to be residing in Charleston, South Carolina.
(Sources: The Official Catholic Directory; http://www.bishop-accountability.org/ny-rockvillecentre/accused_priests.htm)