Sex Abuse

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Brendan Keany
December 09, 2019 - 12:44 pm
MANHATTAN (WBEN) - During a Monday press conference in Manhattan, sex abuse survivor John Bellocchio and legal representative Jeff Anderson announced a lawsuit against the Vatican for abuse by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. "The reason that I chose not to do this anonymously, and the reason that I...
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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
Brendan Keany
August 29, 2019 - 5:00 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Thursday afternoon, prominent Boston sex abuse victims attorney Mitchell Garabedian stood in front of the Buffalo Diocese with Wayne Bortle, yet another alleged victim who's filing a claim against the institution. Bortle claims that he was abused by Fr. Robert Conlin, and he...
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February 25, 2019 - 7:58 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - As first reported by Channel 7, a lawsuit has been filed against the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. BREAKING -- $300 million lawsuit filed against @BuffaloDiocese for alleged sex abuse @ Cardinal O'Hara High School https://t.co/2SYLUZ0p2O — Charlie Specht (@Charlie_Reports) February...
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February 27, 2018 - 4:59 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - On Tuesday, WNY native Michael Whalen came forward as a victim of a 1979 sex abuse incident by the now retired Reverend Norbert Orsolits. When confronted by a reporter from the Buffalo News, Orsolits admitted to "probably dozens" of cases of sex abuse of teenage boys in the...
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