FBI New York
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July 31, 2020

FBI New York Arrests 65-Year-Old Pastor Charged for Receipt of Child Pornography

The FBI has confirmed a list of places where Francis Hughes, a pastor who has been accused of receipt of child pornography, worked in the New York City metro area.

If you or anyone you know may have been a victim of Hughes, or if you have other information to report, you are asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI.

  • September 2015 to present: St. Pancras Parish (72-22 68th Street, Glendale, New York)
  • April 2013 to September 2015: Dean of RC Diocese of Brooklyn Deanery 11 while serving at St. Columba
  • June 2009 to September 2015 St. Columba Parish (2245 Kimball Street, Brooklyn, New York)
  • May 2001 toJune 2009 Our Lady of Miracles Parish (757 East 86th Street, Brooklyn)
  • June 1994 to May 2001 St. Helen Roman Catholic Church (157-10 83rd Street, Howard Beach, New York)
  • June 1992 to June 1994 Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (2805 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn, New York)
  • July 1990 to June 1992 Cathedral Prepatory School and Seminary (56-25 92nd Street, Elmhurst, New York)
  • June 1989 to July 1990 St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish (2055 E 69th St, Brooklyn, New York)
  • June 1986 to June 1989 St. Mary Mother of Jesus Roman Catholic Church (2326 84th Street, Brooklyn, New York)
  • January 1980 to June 1986 St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen Roman Catholic Church (123-14 14th Avenue, College Point, New York)

For more information: Acting U.S. Attorney Announces Arrest Of 65-Year-Old Pastor For Receipt Of Child Pornography