Fr. Luke Rutter – Diocese of Buffalo

Father Luke Rutter 

Diocese of Buffalo (Franciscan Friars) 

Luke Rutter Horowitz Law

Known Assignments:

  • St. Francis High School (Hamburg, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Luke Rutter:

A lawsuit has just been recently filed against Father Luke Rutter, with abuse stemming back from the 1980’s. A male student who used to attend St. Francis High School came forward with the suit in August of 2019, under the Child Victims Act. Father Rutter was a Francisian order priest who taught at the prep school for many years, and died in 2000. The Diocese has yet to include Rutter’s name on any list of accused clergy. 

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