Bronxville, NY (March 5, 2019) – A former priest has now been arrested and charged on Tuesday, March 5th, in connection to multiple incidents in which he has been stated to have sexually abused a student at a local elementary school. Thomas Kreiser has been indicted on three counts each of sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, according to authorities.
Investigators stated that Kreiser allegedly engaged in inappropriately touching a 10-year-old girl on school grounds on three separate occasions between September 5th and September 20th, 2018. The extent of the abuse has not been reported but authorities said that the victim was fully clothed during these encounters.
At the time the assaults occurred, Kreiser was employed as a Roman Catholic priest for the Archdiocese of New York, according to investigators. The Archdiocese was reported to have removed Kreiser from the parish since the allegations surfaced.
First and foremost, we would like to express our sincere sorrow for the victim, as we maintain hope for her physical, emotional, and mental recovery at this time. In cases involving children, it is important to understand that the newly drafted Child Victim’s Act in New York allows child victims time to come to terms with their abuse. At Hach & Rose, LLP, we are inflexible about holding those who sexually abuse others liable for their disgraceful actions, and we firmly believe that each and every victim deserves the most compassionate and experienced representation possible.
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