Abuse

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BUFFALO (WBEN) - Two more Western New York Priests are beilng placed on administrative leave following allegations within lawsuits filed under the Child Victims Act. Paul Nogaro, a Pastor at St. Stephen Parish on Grand Island, and Rev. Msgr. Peter Popadick, a Pastor at St. Aloysius Parish in...
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Tom Puckett
August 13, 2019 - 1:48 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo signs a bill into law requiring bus drivers to report signs of abuse in private schools. "The safety and well-being of our children is the top priority of this administration and I'm proud to sign this legislation and help close this loophole in the law," Governor...
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Tim Wenger
(WBEN) - The Diocese of Buffalo was once again in the spotlight on national television because of the ongoing abuse scandal. The program focused on the calls for Bishop Richard Malone's resignation over his handling of sexual abuse allegations against clergy members, while also highlighting the...
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Brian Mazurowski
July 16, 2019 - 11:40 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Three daughters found guilty of assaulting and terrorizing their own father were each sentenced to two years in prison. A State Supreme Court Judge sentenced 41 year old Elissa Pietrocarlo, 31 year old Grace Pietrocarlo, and 23 year old Annabel Pietrocarlo, to two years behind...
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Amherst, NY (WBEN) - The SPCA is sharing another update on the dog that has captured the hearts of Western New Yorkers. Gina Browning of the SPCA Serving Erie County said that Charlie, the dog rescued from a garbage tote in Buffalo last week, is still receiving intensive care from veterinarians. "...
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Albany, NY (WBEN) - A vote on the Child Victims Act is expected in the State Legislature this upcoming Monday. The bill addresses criminal and civil sexual abuse statutes, and creates a one-year period for alleged victims to file civil lawsuits. If passed, it would give victims of child sex abuse...
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Canisius High School (Photo via Canisius High School Twitter)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Jesuit Order released a list of abusive priests and there were eight priests from Western New York who were on the list. Among the priests on the list includes Rev. Cornelius Carr, who worked at Canisius High School in the 1960's. Carr was on a list of accused priests...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A girls basketball coach accused of soliciting sex with a minor appeared in a Buffalo courtroom Thursday. Francesco Maccarrone has been charged disseminating indecent materials to a minor, which is a class D felony, along with endangering the welfare of a child for actions that...
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January 03, 2019 - 10:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Over the past four months, Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. have released the names of more than 1,000 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children in an unprecedented public reckoning spurred at least in part by a shocking grand jury investigation in...
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Tom Puckett
December 21, 2018 - 12:51 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Diocese says allegations of abuse against a priest have been unsubstantiated. The diocese says the report by Investigator Scott F. Riordan was reviewed by the independent Diocesan Review Board into allegation of sexual abuse against a minor by Rev. Ronald Sajdak...
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