U.S. Sex Scandal Investigation Expected to Continue a While

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An investigation into allegations that Brazilian men were sexually exploited by a group of Long Island Episcopal Church clergy will continue for several weeks, says the president of the standing committee of the Diocese of Long Island.

Rev. Richard Brewer said in December that interviews with those involved in or with any knowledge of the alleged events could conclude by the end of January. "But it's difficult to say because as the interviews progress we find there are others we should speak with," he said.

The investigation follows an article in December's Penthouse describing alleged orgies in St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, involving clergy and several Brazilian men. A "wedding" between then-rector Rev. Lloyd Andries and one of the Brazilians was also depicted.

Interviews are being conducted by New York lawyer James F. O'Rorke and Bishop O'Kelley Whitaker, retired bishop of the Diocese of Central New York, who will prepare a report to the standing committee and diocese after the interviews are completed. …