Newsday/Bart Jones

Brian McKeon, a 58 year old former Roman Catholic priest who was one of the most notoriousfigures in the Diocese of Rockville Center's child sex abuse scandal, has died in Florida. McKeon was found dead in his home in Port Richey on Monday.  The death of McKeons does notmean the numerous cases linked to him are over.  If a bill in Albany becomes law, victimscould still file civil lawsuits against the diocese, charging negligent hiring and supervision ofMcKeon.  The bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth), would drop thestatute of limitations on child sex abuse cases for a year.  McKeon was never charged with acrime, largely because the cases' statue of limitations had expired.
(New York)