Top Fordham Admin Resigns Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations: Report

James Liguori, who served as president of Iona College in New Rochelle for 17 years, became the executive director of Fordham's Westchester campus in 2011

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    An administrator at Fordham University resigned Friday after allegations surfaced that he sexually abused a boy more than 40 years ago, according to a published report.

    Brother James Liguori, who served as president of Iona College in New Rochelle for 17 years, became the executive director of Fordham's Westchester campus in 2011. 
    He stepped down Friday a day after a lawsuit by his alleged victim was made public, reports the Daily News.
    In a statement, Fordham University said Liguori passed all background checks when he was hired by the university, and officials say they began investigating the claims immediately.
    The alleged victim who filed the suit says Liguori molested him in 1969 at the Cardinal Farley Military Academy in Dutchess County. 
    The school was run by the Christian Brothers, a religious order that went bankrupt after dozens of similar suits were filed agains the order, according to the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP.
    This is the first allegetion against Liguori, reports the News. 

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