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Defendant: Thomas Kreiser (DOB 07/05/65)

March 5, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Thomas Kreiser, most recently of Riverdale, the Bronx, was arraigned on indictment on charges related to several incidents involving a student at a Bronxville elementary school.

A Westchester County Grand Jury indicted Kreiser on the following:

  • three counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a class D felony
  • three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a misdemeanor   

He appeared in Westchester County Court before Judge Susan Cacace. His next appearance is scheduled for June 11, 2019.

Background
The charges allege, on three dates between Sept. 5, 2018 and Sept. 20, 2018, Thomas Kreiser engaged in touching a child on an intimate part of her body while on school grounds in Bronxville. The 10-year-old victim was fully clothed.

At the time, Kreiser was employed as a Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of New York and was stationed at St. Joseph’s Parish, which includes a church and elementary school. As part of his duties, Kreiser was visiting the school at the time of the alleged abuse. The Archdiocese since removed Kreiser from the parish.

The investigation was conducted by the Bronxville Police Department in collaboration with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Mary Clark DiRusso, Deputy Bureau Chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau, and Janelle Armentano, both of the Special Prosecutions Division.

Thomas Kreiser

Thomas Kreiser

 In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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