Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo

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. 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.

All claims under the New York Child Victims Act must be filed by August 13, 2021. Time is limited. Contact us confidentially today.

Dioceses of Buffalo Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

On February 28, 2020, the Diocese of Buffalo 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 in August 2019. 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.

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. This legal tactic can and often does prevent survivors of clerical sexual abuse from pursuing legal action, exposing predators, and holding the Diocese accountable. However, you still have rights and a limited time to exercise these rights. Please visit our Chapter 11 bankruptcy FAQ page for more details about this process.

All Diocese of Buffalo bankruptcy claims  must be filed by August 13, 2021. Time is limited. Contact us confidentially today.

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.

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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.