Internal Church Documents Reveal Number of Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse More Significant Than Diocese of Buffalo Previously Disclosed

September 14, 2018  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Internal Church Documents Reveal Number of Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse More Significant Than Diocese of Buffalo Previously Disclosed

Over the last several weeks, WKBW 7 Eyewitness News has published three parts in their investigative series on Bishop Richard Malone’s handling of priests within the Diocese of Buffalo who have been accused of sexual abuse.

I represent an individual who was sexually abused by a priest in the Diocese of Buffalo and 7 Eyewitness News interviewed me for parts of this investigative series.

Part three of 7 Eyewitness News’ investigation, which was published on September 12th, reports on internal church documents that indicate the “scope of abuse” involving area priests may have been more significant than the diocese previously disclosed to the public.

In March 2018, the Diocese of Buffalo released of list of forty-two priests “who were removed from ministry, were retired, or left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor”. However, in the latest part of WKBW’s series, investigative reporter Charlie Specht chronicles internal church documents, including the diocese’s “secret archives”, which reveal a total of over one hundred priests within the Diocese of Buffalo have been accused of abuse.

Click here for 7 Eyewitness News’ full report on: information found within the diocese’s internal documents, the diocese’s criteria for excluding accused priests from the list released in March, along with portions of my interview with reporter Charlie Specht . If you have any questions regarding the legal rights of victims of sexual abuse by priests, please click here to contact me.


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