Albany Diocese adds deceased priest to list of offenders following investigation

The Daily Gazette

ALBANY -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany announced Tuesday that it’s adding Rev. Alan Jupin, who died in 2019, to its “List of Offenders” after an investigation found “reasonable cause” related to allegations of sexual abuse against minors.

Last year, Timothy Sawicki of Schenectady joined a multi-plaintiff lawsuit, filed by the Marsh Law Firm in White Plains, and alleged Jupin groomed and sexually abused him when he was 16 and 17 years old from 1975 to 1977. Jupin worked at St. John the Baptist in Schenectady at the time and Sawicki claimed Jupin introduced him to other priests who also sexually abused him.

“Father Jupin exploited the trust and authority vested in him by defendants by grooming Timothy to gain his trust and to obtain control over him as part of Father Jupin’s plan to sexually molest and abuse Timothy,” the lawsuit read.

Jupin was pastor of Our Lady of Fatima (now St. Kateri Tekakwitha), Schenectady, from 1989 until retiring in 2007; Our Lady of Mercy, Colonie (now Christ Our Light, Loudonville), from 1979-1989; St. John the Baptist, Schenectady, from 1972-1979; associate pastor of St. John the Baptist, from 1971-1972, and associate pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle, Delmar, from 1962-1971. He served as chaplain to the Colonie Police Department.

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