Father Erick Viloria
Diocese of Rochester
Restricted ministry: 2018
Assigned as follows:
- 2016-2018: Our Lady of Peace Parish, Geneva, NY
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Erick Viloria:
In 2018, Father Erick Viloria was placed on restricted ministry by the Diocese of Rochester after an internal investigation had concluded Viloria had “engaged in objectionable and inappropriate use of social media with an adult.”
Earlier in the year, an individual reported being subjected to unwanted contact by Viloria at a church-owned property in Brighton in 2013, while Viloria was a seminarian and the victim was 23 years old. He first brought the accusations to investigators with the Diocese of Rochester. Church officials encouraged the person to go to the police.
The victim told police that for a year after the alleged assault, Viloria frequently attempted to make contact through a social media messaging app.
Police determined that the conduct alleged did fit the definition of criminal conduct, however, it was determined that the date of the original incident and the date that it was reported to the Brighton Police were outside of the statute of limitations and the matter could not be prosecuted.
Upon being removed from his position, Viloria moved out of the rectory and was believed to be staying with friends in the New York-New Jersey area.
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