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Clergy Sexual Abuse in New York

If you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in New York, we want to help. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide.

Our office in New York is dedicated to helping survivors of priest sexual abuse. We will listen to your story and work tirelessly in response to the injustice you have suffered. We will support, protect and guide you along your journey toward justice and healing. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

The New York Child Victims Act

On February 14, 2019 the Child Victims Act was signed into law, effectively reforming the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors in New York. See how the New York Child Victims Act may help you.

New York Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse

For years we have been compiling lists of priests accused of sexual abuse across every New York diocese within the Archdiocese of New York. We share these lists here to help keep New York children and communities safer and lift the veil of secrecy that protects predators within the priesthood. Detailed reports on individual dioceses, where available, have also been included on their respective pages on this website.

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Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of priest sexual abuse to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim against the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Albany, the Diocese of Brooklyn, the Diocese of Buffalo, the Diocese of Ogdensburg, the Diocese of Rochester, the Diocese of Rockville Center, or the Diocese of Syracuse.

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Clergy Accused of Sexual Misconduct in New York

Within the selected diocese, click the name of an accused priest for more details about their assignment history as well as, when available, pertinent biographical information, priest photo, and links to related news. All information has been collected from public sources.

Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Brooklyn

Comprised of approximately 1.5 million Catholics and nearly 200 parishes, the Diocese of Brooklyn covers the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. As of 2018, more than 60 predator priests, clergy and employees of the diocese have been publicly accused of child sex abuse.

In response to the growing number of accusations, Church officials announced in 2017 an independent compensation plan for survivors of sexual abuse within the Diocese of Brooklyn. Serving more as a stopgap rather than a long-term solution, this plan is extremely limited in its capacity to help clergy sex abuse survivors find justice. We recommend that survivors pursue healing and justice through the New York Child Victims Act and urge you to contact legal counsel prior to taking action.

You are not alone. We are here to help you.

From simply listening to your story without judgment to assistance navigating the complexities of the New York Child Victims Act, we are ready to help New York child sex abuse survivors find justice and healing. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(646)-759-2551 | 57 West 57th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10019

Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese of New York

The Archdiocese of New York, with more than 2.5 million members, is the second-largest Catholic diocese in the country. As of 2018, approximately 84 predator priests and clergy within the Archdiocese have been publicly accused of sexual misconduct, with hundreds more suspected.

In 2016, Church officials announced an independent compensation plan for survivors of sexual abuse within the Archdiocese of New York. Serving more as a stopgap rather than a long-term solution, this plan is currently in its late stages and extremely limited in its capacity to help clergy sex abuse survivors find justice. We recommend that survivors pursue healing and justice through the New York Child Victims Act and urge you to contact legal counsel prior to taking action.

You are not alone. We are here to help you.

From simply listening to your story without judgment to assistance navigating the complexities of the New York Child Victims Act, we are ready to help New York child sex abuse survivors find justice and healing. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(646)-759-2551 | 57 West 57th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10019

Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo

The Diocese of Buffalo, New York, is comprised of eight counties including: Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans, Chautauqua, Wyoming, Cattaraugus and Allegany. The Diocese of Buffalo currently includes 164 parishes with over 300 priests. As of 2018, more than 90 priests, clergy and employees of the Diocese have been publicly accused of sexual misconduct.

In 2018, Church officials announced an independent compensation plan for survivors of sexual abuse within the Diocese of Buffalo. Serving more as a stopgap rather than a long-term solution, this plan is extremely limited in its capacity to help clergy sex abuse survivors find justice. We recommend that survivors pursue healing and justice through the New York Child Victims Act and urge you to contact legal counsel prior to taking action.

Report: Clerical Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo

This report contains the names of clergy associated with the Diocese of Buffalo who have been accused of committing sexual offenses against minors. The vast majority of the claims against these individuals have not been evaluated in a civil court. Accordingly, the allegations should be considered just allegations and should not be considered proved or substantiated in a court of law. All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. In many situations, the statute of limitations has expired preventing the cases from being heard in a court of law. Download the report.

You are not alone. We are here to help you.

From simply listening to your story without judgment to assistance navigating the complexities of the New York Child Victims Act, we are ready to help New York child sex abuse survivors find justice and healing. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(646)-759-2551 | 57 West 57th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10019

Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Ogdensburg

The most northern Diocese in New York State, Ogdensburg comprises eight counties, 99 parishes, approximately 500,000 people and 126 priests. In 2002, Diocesan Administrator Monsignor Richard Lawler stated that since 1950, 56 people, 37 of whom were minors at the time, have made sexual-abuse allegations against 35 clergymen within the Diocese. The Diocese determined that the allegations against 23 of the priests were credible. The identities of all 35 priests have not been disclosed to the public.

In 2018, Church officials announced an independent compensation plan for survivors of sexual abuse within the Diocese of Ogdensburg. Serving more as a stopgap rather than a long-term solution, this plan is extremely limited in its capacity to help clergy sex abuse survivors find justice. We recommend that survivors pursue healing and justice through the New York Child Victims Act and urge you to contact legal counsel prior to taking action.

Report: Clerical Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Ogdensburg

This report contains the names of clergy associated with the Diocese of Ogdensburg who have been accused of committing sexual offenses against minors. The vast majority of the claims against these individuals have not been evaluated in a civil court. Accordingly, the allegations should be considered just allegations and should not be considered proved or substantiated in a court of law. All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. In many situations, the statute of limitations has expired preventing the cases from being heard in a court of law. Download the report.

You are not alone. We are here to help you.

From simply listening to your story without judgment to assistance navigating the complexities of the New York Child Victims Act, we are ready to help New York child sex abuse survivors find justice and healing. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(646)-759-2551 | 57 West 57th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10019

Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Rockville Centre

The Diocese of Rockville Centre serves a Catholic population of 90,000+ across 12,036 square miles. The diocese has 93 parishes, 7 missions, 10 elementary schools, and 2 high schools. As of 2018, more than 60 priests, clergy and employees of the diocese have been publicly accused of sexual misconduct.

In 2017, Church officials announced an independent compensation plan for survivors of sexual abuse within the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Serving more as a stopgap rather than a long-term solution, this plan is extremely limited in its capacity to help clergy sex abuse survivors find justice. We recommend that survivors pursue healing and justice through the New York Child Victims Act and urge you to contact legal counsel prior to taking action.

Suffolk County Grand Jury Report

On February 10, 2003, the Suffolk County Grand Jury Report was released after an investigation into the Diocese of Rockville Centre, its priest and its parishes. The Grand Jury examined personnel records of the diocese’s priests, including secret archive files of 43 priests. The Grand Jury concluded that “officials in the Diocese failed in their responsibility to protect children” and “ignored complaints about the sexually abusive behavior of priests.”

You are not alone. We are here to help you.

From simply listening to your story without judgment to assistance navigating the complexities of the New York Child Victims Act, we are ready to help New York child sex abuse survivors find justice and healing. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(646)-759-2551 | 57 West 57th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10019

Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Syracuse

Created on November 26, 1886, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse has been responsible for Catholic children for more than a century. Consisting of seven counties in central New York State, the Diocese oversees 133 parishes, 24 schools, 257 priests and thousands of minors in CCD programs. As of 2018, more than 50 priests, clergy and employees of the Diocese have been publicly accused of sexual misconduct.

In 2018, Church officials announced an independent compensation plan for survivors of sexual abuse within the Diocese of Syracuse. Serving more as a stopgap rather than a long-term solution, this plan is extremely limited in its capacity to help clergy sex abuse survivors find justice. We recommend that survivors pursue healing and justice through the New York Child Victims Act. We urge all survivors to seek legal counsel prior to taking action.

Report: Clerical Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Syracuse

This report contains the names of clergy associated with the Diocese of Syracuse who have been accused of committing sexual offenses against minors. The vast majority of the claims against these individuals have not been evaluated in a civil court. Accordingly, the allegations should be considered just allegations and should not be considered proved or substantiated in a court of law. All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. In many situations, the statute of limitations has expired preventing the cases from being heard in a court of law. Download the report.

You are not alone. We are here to help you.

From simply listening to your story without judgment to assistance navigating the complexities of the New York Child Victims Act, we are ready to help New York child sex abuse survivors find justice and healing. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(646)-759-2551 | 57 West 57th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10019

Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Albany

The Diocese of Albany consists of 126 parishes and serves approximately 325,000 Catholics across 14 counties. As of 2018, more than 45 priests, clergy, and employees of the Diocese of Albany have been publicly accused of child sexual abuse. Although the Diocese has never offered a survivor compensation program, clergy sex abuse survivors can seek justice for abuse suffered within the Diocese of Albany through the New York Child Victims Act. We urge you to seek legal counsel prior to taking action.

You are not alone. We are here to help you.

From simply listening to your story without judgment to assistance navigating the complexities of the New York Child Victims Act, we are ready to help New York child sex abuse survivors find justice and healing. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(646)-759-2551 | 57 West 57th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10019

Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Rochester

There are nearly 350,000 Catholics within the Diocese of Rochester, which has 90 parishes and 18 Catholic schools spread throughout twelve counties, including Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Cayuga, Yates, Tompkins, Schuyler, Tioga, Chemung and Steuben.

As of 2018, more than 30 priests, clergy, and employees of the Diocese of Rochester have been publicly accused of child sexual abuse. Although the Diocese has never offered a survivor compensation program, clergy sex abuse survivors can seek justice for abuse suffered within the Diocese of Rochester through the New York Child Victims Act. We urge all survivors to seek legal counsel prior to taking action.

You are not alone. We are here to help you.

From simply listening to your story without judgment to assistance navigating the complexities of the New York Child Victims Act, we are ready to help New York child sex abuse survivors find justice and healing. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(646)-759-2551 | 57 West 57th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10019

The New York Child Victims Act

On January 28, 2019 the New York Legislature passed the Child Victims Act (A2683 and S2440), effectively reforming the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors in New York. It was signed into law by Governor Cuomo on February 14, 2019.

A historic step forward for child protection, the New York Child Victims Act:

  • Allows child sex abuse survivors to bring a civil lawsuit against abusers and institutions that protected them until the survivor reaches the age of 55
  • Opens a one-year window for child sexual abuse victims of any age to bring lawsuits for abuse that occurred even decades ago
  • Revives previously barred actions related to sexual abuse of children
  • Grants civil trial preference to such actions
  • Eliminates the notice of claim requirements for such actions when the action is brought against a municipality, the state or a school district
  • Requires judicial training relating to child abuse and the establishment of rules relating to civil actions brought for sexual offenses committed against children

Visit our blog for a closer look at the New York Child Victims Act.

You are not alone. We are here to help you.

Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of priest sexual abuse to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim against the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Albany, the Diocese of Brooklyn, the Diocese of Buffalo, the Diocese of Ogdensburg, the Diocese of Rochester, the Diocese of Rockville Center, or the Diocese of Syracuse.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(646)-759-2551 | 57 West 57th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10019