School priest admits to sexually assaulting children (video)By Mason White 4:15 PM January 7, 2015
|Father Robert Harrison|
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) Police are investigating a school priest after he allegedly admitted to sexually assaulting several children, officials of New York’s Cardinal Hayes High School said.
Father Robert Harrison, who taught for 26 years and coached basketball for 20 years in the Bronx, was banned from the church.
Cardinal Hayes High School President Father Joseph P. Tierney told parents that Harrison made the admission during an investigation into his personal finances.
Tierney said however, that the school has not received any complaints from victims. The school immediately dismissed Harrison from his post and the matter was handed over to the police.
Harrison said that he abused students in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Students were encouraged to come forward if they experienced any abuse.