priest abuse

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Tom Puckett
December 14, 2018 - 5:14 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Bishop Richard Malone says allegations against two of four priests investigated have been substantiated and those priests will remain on administrative leave. Malone says the Diocesan Review Board met Thursday and "carefully considered the reports of Investigator Scott F. Riordan...
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December 05, 2018 - 8:25 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Yet another settlement offer for a victim of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo has been revealed and it is the largest offer known to date. Attorney Barry Covert tells WBEN Stephanie McIntyre has been offered $400,000 by the diocese for claims made against Father Fabian...
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Tom Puckett
November 21, 2018 - 4:42 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Another priest in the Buffalo Diocese has been placed on administrative leave. In a statement, Bishop Richard Malone has placed Father Samuel T. Giangreco Jr. on administrative leave as an investigation continues. Giangreco is accused of sexual misconduct with an adult female...
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November 12, 2018 - 6:01 am
Baltimore, ND (WBEN/AP) - In an abrupt change of plans, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened the group's national meeting Monday by announcing it will delay for at least several months any votes on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis that is rocking...
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November 08, 2018 - 6:25 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Priest abuse victims' advocates were back in front of the Buffalo Diocese headquarters Thursday calling again for Bishop Richard Malone's resignation. "The press conference run by Bishop Malone was nothing short of pathetic," says Robert Hoatson of Road to Recovery. "Isn't it...
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November 05, 2018 - 3:37 pm
Cheektowaga, N.Y. (WBEN) - Embattled Bishop Richard Malone added 36 names Monday to a public list of priests with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a child, bringing the number to 78, and described a "tsunami" of victims who came forward following the creation of a program to compensate...
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November 03, 2018 - 6:04 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Diocese of Buffalo has placed two more priests on administrative leave as a result of the ongoing priest abuse investigations. After receiving abuse complaints against Msgr. Frederick R. Leising and Father Ronald P. Sajdak, Bishop Richard J. Malone has placed Msgr...
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Tom Puckett
October 31, 2018 - 5:46 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Catholic Diocese is refuting a part of Sunday's 60 Minutes report on priests accused of sexually abusing children. The report said "8 or 9 priests" were allowed to remain on active duty despite being credibly accused of sexually abusing children. Read the statement...
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Tom Puckett
October 25, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As Bishop Richard Malone sits down for a television interview tonight with WIVB's Don Postles, an attorney who has been defending victims of priest abuse says Malone still needs to do more to address the issue. Malone tells Channel 4 there has been a violation of trust in the...
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October 18, 2018 - 9:26 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in New York and Pennsylvania according to multiple reports. CBS News reports the Diocese of Buffalo is among those served subpoenas by the Department of Justice. WBEN has...
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