In 1992, Fr. Daniel Calabrese of the Archdiocese of New York pleaded guilty to and was convicted of sexually abusing a teenage boy in Duchess County, New York. In 1993, the survivor filed a lawsuit against Fr. Calabrese and the Archdiocese of New York to seek redress for the abuse.
Fr. Calabrese was ordained in 1987 and his first parish assignment was in Congers, New York. He was reassigned twice in the wake of allegations that he was plying children with alcohol and pornography. Fr. Calabrese was reassigned to Blessed Sacrament Church on Staten Island, and then to St. Mary’s Church in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1991. As of 2003, Fr. Daniel Calabrese was living in New Mexico. He was laicized in July 2005.
Fr. Daniel Calabrese worked at the following locations:
1988-1989: St. Paul’s, Congers, NY
1990-1991: Blessed Sacrament, Staten Island, NY
1992: St. Mary’s, Poughkeepsie, NY
1993-2002: Absent on leave
July 2005: Laicized