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It's Time For Truth

It’s time for your voice to be heard. It’s time to hold institutions accountable for covering up decades of sexual abuse. It’s your time. If you are a survivor of sexual abuse in New York, a new law gives you the chance to expose your offender and pursue justice publicly or anonymously, as a John or Jane Doe. This includes abuse committed by:

  • A priest or other member of the clergy
  • A Boy Scout leader, Scoutmaster, or other BSA volunteer
  • A teacher, coach, or other authority figure

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It's Time For The Abuse Of Children To Stop

One of the nation’s premier law firms representing survivors of child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and other institutions for 35+ years, Jeff Anderson and Associates has represented and advocated for thousands of victims of childhood sexual abuse.

Our firm pioneered the use of civil litigation to seek justice for survivors of child sexual abuse and has tirelessly fought for survivor rights, for the disclosure of secret perpetrator identities and files held by offending institutions, and for a safer world for our children. We have a reputation for being the best at what we do, and that begins and ends with our ability to support, protect and guide survivors along their journey towards justice and healing.

It's Time To Take Your Power Back

The New York Child Victims Act has temporarily lifted the statute of limitations allowing survivors of sexual abuse to take legal action. This new law gives survivors the chance to break through the silence, shame and isolation caused by sexual abuse and pursue justice and healing. Under this new law, survivors of child sexual abuse have one year take legal action against their abusers and the institutions that may have protected them – no matter the age of the survivor, when the abuse occurred, or if the perpetrator is alive or dead. But this window is only open for one year, beginning August 14, 2019.

Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

You are not alone. We are here to help.

It’s time for justice. It's time to bring the truth out into the light. It’s time for accountability and healing. 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 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.

You are not alone. We are here to help.

It’s time for justice. It's time to bring the truth out into the light. It’s time for accountability and healing. 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.

Sexual Abuse in New York Schools & Institutions

Jeff Anderson & Associates represents individuals who have been sexually abused as students in public, religious, and private schools and other educational institutions by teachers, coaches or staff. Most notably, we have represented survivors in sexual abuse cases against Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis; Jerry Sandusky at Penn State; John Wangberg at Central Elementary School in Brainerd (MN); and Yeshiva University High School for Boys (NY).

If you or someone you know was sexually abused at any time in a public or private school in New York we can help you find justice. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

NY Schools with Accused Teachers, Coaches, or Staff

Horace Mann School (Bronx)
In 2015 an alumni-led report suggested that the top-tier private school, Horace Mann, was an insulated institution of systemic abuse and secrecy for decades (1960s – 1990s). The report details more than 20 perpetrators – including teachers, coaches, administrators, department heads, and a headmaster – molesting at least 60 students across nearly forty years

Riverdale Country School (Bronx)
In 2012, Richard Hovan, a geometry and calculus teacher at the prestigious Riverdale Country School, was arrested for raping a 16-year-old female student and convicted as a level-two sex offender.

Poly Prep Country Day School (Brooklyn)
From the late 60s to the early 90s this elite high school’s varsity football coach, Phillip Foglietta, targeted, groomed and sexually abused numerous high school students with impunity.

Loyola School (Upper East Side)
St. Bernard’s School Manhattan)
For years Loyola School - a small, Jesuit-run co-ed college prep high school – was home to respected teacher and basketball coach Louis Tambini, who was credibly accused of molesting seven girls in the 70s and 80s. According to news sources, the initial allegations of this abuse were brought in 1982 but were covered up by administrators. Following the allegations, Tambini was let go and began teaching at St. Barnard’s, a private all-boys K-9 school. See our archived press event for more details.

Xavier High School (Manhattan)
According to an official list released by the Society of Jesus in January of 2019, the following are priests credibly accused of sexual abuse and have taught at the Jesuit-run, all-boys school between 1946 and 2002: Cornelius Carr, Thomas Denny, Raymond Fullam, John Garvey, James Kuntz, Keith Picklers, William Scanlon, and Joseph Towle.

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

It’s time for justice. It's time to bring the truth out into the light. It’s time for accountability and healing. 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.

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Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse in New York

If you were abused by a Scoutmaster or Scout leader in New York, we want to help you. Jeff Anderson & Associates has experienced Boy Scout lawyers who have worked with survivors of abuse by Scoutmasters, scout leaders, and other volunteers of the Boy Scouts of America. If you decide to take action your privacy will be respected and your identity can remain confidential throughout the entire process. We are here to help you find justice and healing.

If you or someone you know was sexually abused at any time while participating in the Boy Scouts of America in New York we can help you find justice. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.


Boy Scouts “Perversion Files”


From the 1920s to present day, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has maintained an internal filing system of scout leaders accused of misconduct, including sexual abuse. The “Ineligible Volunteer Files” (IV Files) constitute five categories, including sexual misconduct, a.k.a., Perversion Files. These Perversion Files illustrate the knowledge that the BSA has about the history and context of sexual abuse of children within scouting. Significantly, as a direct result of claims brought by survivors of child sex abuse and their advocates, courts have ordered the release of these files throughout the country, amounting to nearly 8,000 accused perpetrators and an estimated 12,000+ children abused.

The Anderson List: Sexual Abuse in the Boy Scouts of America New York

The Anderson List of Sexual Abuse in the Boy Scouts in New York contains the names of 130 individuals associated with the Boy Scouts, who have been accused of sexual misconduct with minors. While lawsuits may have been filed involving some of these alleged perpetrators, the vast majority of the claims against these individuals have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. Download the report.

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

It’s time for justice. It's time to bring the truth out into the light. It’s time for accountability and healing. 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)-760-7137 | 52 Duane Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10007

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.

It’s time for justice. It's time to bring the truth out into the light. It’s time for accountability and healing. 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)-760-7137 | 52 Duane Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10007

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.

It’s time for justice. It's time to bring the truth out into the light. It’s time for accountability and healing. 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)-760-7137 | 52 Duane Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10007

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 Vols I and II

These reports contain 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 volume I. Download volume II.

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

It’s time for justice. It's time to bring the truth out into the light. It’s time for accountability and healing. 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.
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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.

It’s time for justice. It's time to bring the truth out into the light. It’s time for accountability and healing. 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.
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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.

The Anderson Report: Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Rockville Centre

This report contains the names of diocesan priests, religious order priests, and other religious clerics associated with the Diocese of Rockville Centre, including those who were assigned within or working in the geographic boundaries of the Diocese, who have been accused of sexual misconduct with minors. The information in this Anderson Report is derived from publicly available sources, claims made by survivors to the dioceses and religious orders responsible for the offenders, and legal settlements made as a result of claims for sexual abuse. The vast majority of the claims against these individuals have been settled or have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. Accordingly, the allegations should be considered just allegations and should not be considered proved or substantiated in a court of law. In many situations, the statute of limitations has expired preventing the cases from being heard in a court of law. Download the report.

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.

It’s time for justice. It's time to bring the truth out into the light. It’s time for accountability and healing. 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.
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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.

It’s time for justice. It's time to bring the truth out into the light. It’s time for accountability and healing. 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.
(518)-288-5511 | 2400 Western Ave, Guilderland, NY 12084

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.

It’s time for justice. It's time to bring the truth out into the light. It’s time for accountability and healing. 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.
(518)-288-5511 | 2400 Western Ave, Guilderland, NY 12084

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.

Diocese of Rochester Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

On September 12, 2019, the Diocese of Rochester filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after being named as a defendant in dozens of clergy sexual abuse lawsuits filed since New York’s Child Victims Act took effect a month prior. Historically, organizations such as Catholic Dioceses have used Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a shield to prevent jury trials and allow the institution to continue business as usual while maintaining its secrets. Chapter 11 bankruptcy is a liquidation bankruptcy process in which the debtor, the Diocese, maintains control of its business and property while the court supervises its restructuring and the implementation of a plan to repay creditors. The creditors in the Diocese of Rochester consist mainly of individual survivors of sexual abuse by priests or other employees of the Diocese.

Chapter 11 bankruptcy does change what survivors can do under the New York Child Victims Act, but does not close the door to justice and accountability. An important part of this process provides that the court set a “claims bar date,” which is a date marking the deadline by which all survivors must formally file a claim with the court called a “proof of claim.” After the claims bar date, a survivor could be denied any sort of recovery from the Diocese. The bankruptcy court has yet to establish a claims bar date but we expect the court to do so in the coming months.

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

It’s time for justice. It's time to bring the truth out into the light. It’s time for accountability and healing. We are ready to help child sex abuse survivors in Rochester 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, including those impacted by Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

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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.

It’s time for justice. It's time to bring the truth out into the light. It’s time for accountability and healing. 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.
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