In October 2003, Fr. Robert A. Ferro was named in a class action lawsuit brought by survivors of child sexual abuse. The lawsuit alleged that Fr. Ferro sexually abused a boy from approximately 1977 to 1978. At the time of the alleged abuse, Fr. Ferro was working at St. Ephrem’s Church in Bay Ridge, New York.
Fr. Robert A. Ferro was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Brooklyn in 1973. Fr. Ferro worked at St. Ephrem’s Church in Bay Ridge, New York where he was responsible for the teen center and altar boys. As of 2002, Fr. Robert A. Ferro was absent on leave and his whereabouts were unknown.