He pleaded guilty to pedophilia charges and then reoffended in Brooklyn; now lives in Virginia
Paul Gruber, a convicted pedophile from the Bronx (NYC), has been tutoring children in Virginia, one of his New York victims reported.
Shawn Ganley was only 14 years old when he was introduced to vocational counselor Paul Gruber and Father John Jeniken the Catholic Church “Our Lady of Refuge” in the 1980s, encounter that allegedly sparked months of sexual abuse.
Years later, the priest Jeniken was accused of similar crimes in 2018, already a monsignor.
Gruber pleaded guilty to charges of sexual abuse in the mid 80’s. Few months after being sentenced to conditional freedom, got a new job at Fontbonne Hall Academy in Brooklyn, where allegedly abused girls between 1986 and 1988. He was fired years later when the allegations arose.
Now ganley is suing Gruber and others under the New York Child Victims Act, which opened a window to revive old cases of sexual abuse.
He wants a court to compel Gruber to disclose “your complete history of child sexual abuse” teens currently tutoring and on their online profiles, according to demand.
“I want to make sure that the community where he works and lives knows who is around the corner,” Ganley, now 50, told the New York Post.
Gruber, now 71 and living in Arlington, Virginia, could not be reached for comment. A profile of LinkedIn for his tutoring services it appears to have been removed.
The freelance tutor was interviewed in 2016 by InsideNova, a portal covering Northern Virginia.
Gruber’s crimes came to light after another victim’s family confronted him violently, prompting a police investigation.
Gruber’s criminal conviction came a decade before New York established its sex offender registry.