ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (FOX 5 NY) - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre on Long Island is now at the center of a clergy child sex abuse scandal. Two women, now in their 60s, are accusing three different priests and a janitor at St. Agnes Cathedral Parish in Rockville Centre of sexually abusing them when they were both 11 years old.
Mitchell Garabedian, an attorney representing the women, said that the late Bishop John McGann sexually abused one client over five years and his other client once back in the 1960s. He is asking the Diocese of Rockville Centre to compensate the women by paying them each $10 million.
Fox 5 asked the Diocese of Rockville Centre for comment.
"We take all allegations seriously," spokesperson Sean Dolan wrote in an email. "Allegations concerning one victim were brought to our attention by Mr. Garabedian on Friday; and those allegations were immediately reported to the Nassau County DA's office the same day."
McGann died in 2002. Two other priests named in the case are also dead.