Fr. David P. Simon – Diocese of Rochester

Father David P. Simon
Diocese of Rochester

Fr David P Simon Horowitz Law
Ordained: 1967
Leave without privileges: 2002

Assigned as follows:

  • 1968-1971: St. Patrick’s; Victor, NY
  • 1972-1975: St. Francis de Sales; Geneva, NY
  • 1976-1977: St. Augustine’s; Rochester, NY
  • 1978: St. Mary Church; Dansville, NY
  • 1979-1983: Holy Name of Jesus; Rochester, NY
  • 1984-1999: St. Margaret Mary Church; Apalachin, NY
  • 2000-2002: St. Paul Church; Webster, NY

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father David P. Simon:

Father David P. Simon has admitted to sexually abused several teenage boys from 1973 to 1982.

The incidents of abuse were reported to the Diocese of Rochester at the time they happened, so the Diocese was aware of Simon’s history when his victims came forward publicly in 2002 to protest the fact that Simon was still in ministry after all the time that had passed.

Simon was placed on leave without privileges in 2002 after allegations resurfaced in the media. According to the Diocese of Rochester, Simon lives a life of prayer and penance.  He remains, technically, a priest without faculties.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Rochester.  The Diocese of Rochester in New York filed for bankruptcy protection in 2019.  Our lawyers are now offering free legal consultations to discuss a potential lawsuit and your other options as a survivor of sexual abuse by priests and other employees of the Rochester Diocese.  

Very strict filing deadlines have now been set by the Bankruptcy Court.  Most victims of abuse will never be able to recover damages if they miss this 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.