Albany Bishop Emeritus Hubbard Accused Of Sexual Abuse

One of the allegations of clergy sex abuse targets Howard Hubbard, former bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.

A Clifton Park resident identified only as P.R. alleges that Hubbard and the Rev. Paul Bondi molested him between 1994 and 1998.

“During the time Father Bondi and Bishop Hubbard were employed by the Diocese, they used their positions as priests to groom and to sexually abuse plaintiff,” the suit alleges.

The suit claims the plaintiff was abused by Bondi while he was a priest at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ballston Spa, when P.R. was between 12 and 15 years old. The suit also claims that Hubbard sexually abused P.R. when he was 16 years old.

The suit doesn’t detail the alleged abuse but claims it occurred multiple times, during church activities and in some instances in a room off of the sacristy at St. Mary’s.

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