April 11, 2006

New allegation against priest


Newsday Staff Writer

April 11, 2006

A parent active in St. James Parish in Seaford said she told a top diocesan official 25 years ago about what she considered "inappropriate" behavior by the Rev. William Logan, who last month was suspended from ministry because of an allegation of similar behavior around that time.

"We were having all kinds of problems with Father Logan, and I confronted him about it, and I spoke directly to Bishop \ Daly about this several times," said Linda Kramps, a Great River mother of five who supervised cheerleaders at St. James in the 1980s.

Based on behavior that she said she observed first-hand, or heard from her children and girls she supervised, Kramps said she had relayed concerns to Daly that Logan "blatantly handled young girls in ways that were totally inappropriate. He was hanging on and hugging them. He had young girls riding in his car without their parents' permission. He took them to dark parks at night or to the beach."

Reached in Blue Point yesterday, Daly denied hearing such allegations about Logan, or having a conversation with Kramps.

Posted by kshaw at April 11, 2006 06:58 AM