Archdioceses provides Larchmont sanctuary for suspected pedophile priests
The New York Archdioceses is behind a move to place priests suspected of child sexual abuse at a retreat in Larchmont.
The Archdioceses say priests with credible allegations against them that are too old to be prosecuted are given a choice. They can leave the priesthood forever, or live in closely supervised housing to keep them away from children and receive therapy. According to Archdiocese officials, the church will still financially support them. Some believe the retreat is an easy way out for sexually abusive priests. Others support the efforts to rehabilitate the clergymen.
Currently, seven priests suspected of child molestation have been offered to move to the Trinity Retreat House, but only two have accepted.