Mr Brian C. Buff – Diocese of Rochester

Brian Buff Horowitz Law

Mr. Brian C. Buff
Diocese of Rochester

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Brian Buff:

In 1994, Brian C. Buff, a teacher, was sentenced to 3 to 9 years in prison after he admitted to enticing two of his teenage students to have sex with him. Buff pleaded guilty to the repeated sexual abuse of two 16-year-old youths in Monroe, Albany, and Rensselaer counties.

Initially, Buff was charged with multiple counts of sodomy, sex abuse, endangering the welfare of child, conspiracy, and harassment. The charges stem from the alleged abuse of two male students at Troy’s Catholic Central High School

Additionally, Buff taught at Aquinas Institute in Rochester and served as vice principal of Catholic Central High School in Troy.

In one case, a youth from Troy said he visited Buff in Rochester and the teacher performed oral sex on him.

In the other, another youth allegedly had sex with a former teacher, Mary Anne Cioffi, while Buff watched. Cioffi has pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and faces up to one year in jail.

Buff is believed to be living in Albany, New York, according to public records.

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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