James H. Cotter: Substantiated Allegations of Abuse of a Minor

James H. Cotter


  • 1950: Ordained
  • 1951: St. Mary’s, Little Valley, NY (Missionary)
  • 1952-1955: St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Cheektowaga, NY
  • 1956-1958: Most Precious Blood, Angola, NY
  • 1959-1965: St. Cecilia, Oakfield, NY (in residence)
  • 1966-1978: Our Lady of Lourdes, Bemus Point, NY
  • 1979-1991: Retired (9252 Fullerton Ave., San Diego, CA 92123)
  • 7/14/1991: Died
  • Notes: A lawsuit filed in 2003 alleged that Fr. James H. Cotter sexually abused a child. Fr. Cotter’s name appears on the list of credibly accused priests released by the Diocese of San Diego in 2007.