In a press release this Saturday, the diocese released the names of the priests who’ve been placed on administrative leave:
73 year-old-Reverend Alan Jupin from the our Lady of Fatima Parish in Schenectady,
77-year-old Reverend Donald Ophals of the Saint Francis De Sales Parish in Troy, and
82- year-old Reverend Louis Douglas of the Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Albany
The Rev. John Bertolucci — a fourth priest accused with Jupin, Ophals and Douglas — was removed from ministry by Hubbard in 2002 based on unrelated sexual abuse allegations.
Goldfarb says the diocese referred the new allegation to the Albany County District Attorneys office and was told criminal proceedings will not be pursued. Statute of Limitations for child rape saves them from jail.