Diocese of Buffalo Discloses List of Priests Accused of Child Sexual Abuse

At long last the Diocese of Buffalo has publicly disclosed the complete list of Diocese priests who have been accused of child sexual abuse since 1950.  The disclosure comes at a time when many Dioceses in New York State are announcing compensation programs for victims of abuse by its priests.  The Diocese of Buffalo recently unveiled its own program.

Below is a complete list of the names of the Catholic priests disclosed by the Diocese of Buffalo:

  • John R. Aurelio  (2009)
  • Donald W. Becker
  • David M. Bialkowski
  • Robert J. Biesinger  (2012)
  • James H. Cotter  (1991)
  • Donald S. Fafinski
  • Douglas F. Faraci
  • Fred G. Fingerle  (2002)
  • Michael R. Freeman  (2010)
  • Joseph P. Friel  (1995)
  • Mark M. Friel
  • Thomas G. Gresock
  • John P. Hajduk
  • Michael J. Harrington  (1989)
  • Brian M. Hatrick
  • James P. Hayes (1988)
  • Louis J. Hendricks (1990)
  • J. Grant Higgins  (2016)
  • Francis T. Hogan  (2010)
  • Fred D. Ingalls
  • Florian A. Jasinski (1983)
  • Gerald C. Jasinski
  • Richard P. Judd (1988)
  • Timothy J. Kelley
  • Thomas L. Kemp
  • Richard J. Keppeler (2011)
  • John D. Lewandowski (1982)
  • Bernard M. Mach  (2004)
  • Loville N. Martlock (2014)
  • Thomas J. McCarthy
  • Basil A. Ormsby (1997)
  • Norbert F. Orsolits
  • Martin L. Pavlock
  • Roy K. Ronald (2013)
  • Joseph E. Schieder (1996)
  • Gerard A. Smyczynski (1999)
  • James A. Spielman
  • Chester S. Stachewicz (2010)
  • Edward J. Walker  (2002)
  • William G. Ward (2008)
  • William F. J. White  (2016)
  • Robert W. Wood

Those priests who are deceased have the year of their death next to their name.

The Diocese of Buffalo has created a compensation program to offer settlements to victims of sexual abuse by clergy of the Diocese of Buffalo.  The Diocese  of Buffalo includes parishes and other ministries in eight counties in Western New York State.  Attorney Adam Horowitz is currently assisting survivors of abuse in this claims process.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of a sexual abuse by a clergyman affiliated with the Diocese of Buffalo, please e-mail attorney Adam Horowitz at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com or call our law firm at (954) 641-2100 to discuss your claim against the Diocese and learn if you are eligible for compensation.   Attorney Adam Horowitz is offering confidential, free evaluations of your sexual abuse claim involving priests of the Diocese of Buffalo.