The lawsuit alleges the Rev. Robert J. Schober engaged in unpermitted sexual contact with a minor from 1980 to 1985 at an Elma church.
A judge has ordered a former nurse at a children’s psychiatric center to pay more than $1.4 million in damages for molesting three boys in the 1980s.
It wasn’t just men of the cloth. Scout leaders, youth coaches, foster parents and teachers are among those named in lawsuits arising from the …
The numbers are a striking rebuke to Buffalo Diocese officials who for decades downplayed the extent of abuse in the area and protected molester priests from prosecution and public accountability.
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William G. Iannaccone tried in 2003 to convince state legislators that allowing child sex abuse victims to sue years after the crimes were committed would help bring justice for victims and accountability to the organizations that allowed the abuses to happen.
State courts in Western New York accounted for 1,474 of the filings, including 1,219 in Erie County – third most in the state.
Erie County is accused of negligence in at least 30 Child Victims Act lawsuits related to foster care.
A retired Amherst police officer has been accused of sexually assaulting a teenaged boy in a lawsuit filed against the town and its police department.
A Buffalo man, identified only as John Doe in the lawsuit, alleged that Child & Family Services was negligent in not preventing him from being abused by at least six employees, on 50 to 70 occasions, from 1978 to 1980 at Conners Children’s Center.
The Child Victims Act lawsuit alleges that Monsignor David P. Herlihy sexually assaulted a boy on five occasions from 1982 to 1984 at a Buffalo parish.
Retired Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Grosz joins a growing list of American Catholic bishops being investigated for child sex abuse claims or for mishandling abuse allegations.
The Buffalo News published an article on Monsignor James Kelly, a target of abuse allegations.
Retired Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Grosz, who for many years played a key role in the handling of sex abuse complaints against priests in the Buffalo Diocese, is accused in a lawsuit of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy after a confirmation service in 1990.
Bishop Michael W. Fisher has decided to place the priest on administrative leave pending the results of an independent investigation and a final determination by the Independent Review Board.
The Rev. Samuel J. Venne insists he never molested a child, and he believes he has evidence to prove it.
Bishop Michael W. Fisher suspended Monsignor James G. Kelly from active ministry Wednesday after an unnamed plaintiff alleged in court papers that Kelly molested him from 1980 to 1982.
Three Western New York Scout councils will have to pay into a $425 million pot to settle sex abuse claims, under a proposed bankruptcy reorganization plan.
The former student, now 33, alleged that he was teased by other students because they knew he was being molested and the school, Darul-Uloom Al-Madania, did not stop it.
If you are like me, an adult victim of childhood sexual abuse, you have less than 100 days – until Aug. 14, 2021, when New York’s Child Victim…
Brother questions whether the plaintiff misidentified the Rev. A. Joseph Bissonette as the alleged abuser instead of the Rev. Joseph Friel, who has been accused of child sex abuse in 11 Child Victims Act lawsuits.
A Child Victims Act lawsuit alleges the Rev. A. Joseph Bissonette molested a 7-year-old boy in his office at St. Bartholomew Church six or seven times in 1977.
Arthur Werner has been accused of molesting more children than any other person in the state since lawyers began filing lawsuits under the Child Victims Act in 2019.
A federal bankruptcy judge has temporarily blocked three dozen Child Victims Act cases against area Catholic parishes and schools from moving forward.