Father Robert Yetter
- St. Mary’s of Swormville (Erie County, New York)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Robert Yetter:
In October of 2018, a man came forward to a news outlet with abuse allegations against Father Robert Yetter, a priest in the Diocese of Buffalo. A month earlier, Yetter resigned as pastor of St. Mary’s of Swormville, four days before detailed allegations came out of him sexually harassing other young men. The stories were too familiar to the man who came forward, who believes that Yetter lured him into a friendship as an attempt at grooming him later as a young man. The victim claims that he had confided to Yetter about possibly being a homosexual, who later took advantage of that information and came onto the victim. He claimed that Yetter offered him a shot of alcohol in a church rectory before taking his pants off in front of him. The victim claimed that he refused Yetter’s advances and left right after that.
Robert Yetter did not deny the allegations against him, but also claimed that the boy did not leave right away like he told the media. Bishop Malone promised the victim that he was the only victim of Yetter’s and the Diocese had heard no other complaints against him. However, documentation has revealed that Malone has been made aware of two other victims claiming Yetter had abused them as well.
No official lawsuit has been filed against him or the diocese.
Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo and throughout New York. The Diocese of Buffalo filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Buffalo may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply. Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Buffalo if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.
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