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.
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Clergy accused of child sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo.
The list below contain the names of clergy who were assigned within or working in the New York Diocese of Buffalo who have been accused of sexual misconduct. While lawsuits were filed involving many of these alleged perpetrators, 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.
All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. In some situations, the statute of limitations has expired preventing cases from being heard in a court of law. The information contained herein is an attempt to compile information already available to the public including information obtained from the media, www.bishopaccountability.org, the Diocese’s public statements, lists and reports that were released to the public, and other sources that have attempted to chronicle this information for public use.