Robert Hoatson

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Brendan Keany
October 02, 2019 - 1:11 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - In what now seems like a bi-monthly occurrence, sex abuse victims advocate Robert Hoatson stood across the street from the Buffalo Diocese on Wednesday morning to reveal another case of abuse and call for the resignation of Bishop Richard Malone. Hoatson announced that a low six-...
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Brendan Keany
September 18, 2019 - 1:00 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Sex abuse victims advocate Robert Hoatson has been calling for Bishop Richard Malone's resignation for more than a year-and-a-half. On Wednesday morning, he held yet another press conference outside the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, but he appears ready to take up a new strategy, as...
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Brendan Keany
Brendan Keany
September 06, 2019 - 1:15 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - "Malone has created moral, ethical and administrative chaos," said prominent victims advocate Robert Hoatson, who serves as the president and founder of Road to Recovery. Hoatson, like many have throughout the week, stood outside the Buffalo Diocese on Friday morning to again call...
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Brendan Keany
May 29, 2019 - 1:49 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Tuesday, a report circulated indicating that the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has awarded 127 compensation packages to victims ranging from $2,000 to $650,000. Of those offers, a reported 107 have been accepted, and the total payment of those awards totals $17.6...
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Brendan Keany
May 09, 2019 - 4:33 pm
EAST AURORA (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Robert Hoatson and James Faluszczak are two prominent advocates of child sex abuse victims, and they called a press conference Thursday afternoon in front of Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, giving their take on an early-April incident that occurred at a...
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Protester with sign outside Diocese of Buffalo. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
April 12, 2019 - 8:41 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - There was plenty of reaction on social media after Charlie Specht, and investigative reporter for Channel 7, released a story claiming the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo withheld the names of 25 priests who have been accused of abuse . Given the scope of the scandal...
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Protester with sign outside Diocese of Buffalo. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
January 28, 2019 - 12:06 am
NEW YORK (WBEN) - State legislators will vote on the Child Victim's Act today, in what could be a hallmark piece of legislation for victims of sex abuse. A vote on the Child Victims Act is expected in the State Legislature this upcoming Monday. https://t.co/YVMCfusT49 — WBEN NewsRadio 930AM (@...
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Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
January 04, 2019 - 1:59 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Bishop Richard Malone's mansion is being sold for the purpose of using the money to compensate victims of clergy abuse. The residence, which is located at 79 Oakland Place in Buffalo and carries and assessed value of $1.3 million is set to be sold soon. Peter Hunt from Hunt Real...
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Protester with sign outside Diocese of Buffalo. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
December 27, 2018 - 1:02 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - The tsunami wave of allegations against the Buffalo Diocese regarding clergy sex abuse and its subsequent, yet alleged coverup, started back in February when victim Michael Whalen spoke out against Father Norbert Orsolit s. "I was abused by Father Norb out of St. John Vianney in...
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Brendan Keany
December 24, 2018 - 1:22 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - In the latest call for Bishop Richard Malone's resignation, local advocates for victims of clergy abuse discussed the importance of the Child Victims Act and why there may be some light at the end of the tunnel as far as getting it passed. "They can wait until the law in New York...
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