Fr. Erick Viloria – Diocese of Rochester

Father Erick Viloria
Diocese of Rochester

Fr. Erick Viloria Horowitz Law

Ordained: 2016
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 sexual contact by Viloria at a church-owned property in Brighton in 2013, while Viloria was a seminarian and the victim was 23 years old.

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 reported to too late to the Brighton Police, and was outside of the statute of limitations.

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.  His current location is unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse by the Diocese of Rochester’s Catholic priests and other clergy.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in the Diocese of Rochester, contact our office today.  In September 2019, the Diocese of Rochester filed for bankruptcy protection, but you can still recover damages for what happened to you.  Our lawyers are now offering free legal consultations to discuss your options.  

Please be aware that very strict filing deadlines will apply once they are set by the Bankruptcy court, and most victims of abuse will never be able to recover damages if they miss the Bankruptcy Court’s deadline, so please contact us to discuss your case today.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an e-mail to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com.