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Fr. Henry Clark – Diocese of Syracuse

Father Henry Clark

Diocese of Syracuse

Henry Clark Horowitz Law

Ordained: Unknown

Died: 1957

Assignment History:

  • Diocese of Syracuse
  • Immaculate Conception Cathedral (Mobile, AL)
  • 1951-1957: St. Anne (Santa Fe, NM)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Henry Clark:

According to Bishop Accountability, Clark Father Henry Clark worked in several churches in the Diocese of Syracuse before assuming duties in Utica, Alabama, and New Mexico.

Fr. Clark is listed on the Diocese of Santa Fe’s 2018 List of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown. Clark died in Albuquerque in 1957 at the age of 56.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse in New York. The Diocese of Syracuse filed for federal bankruptcy protection in June 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Syracuse may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but you must do so before April 15, 2021.  Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Syracuse will never be able to take any legal action if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. James C. Hayes – Syracuse Diocese

Father James C. Hayes

Diocese of Syracuse

Ordained: 1965

Removed: 2002 

Assigned as follows:

  • 1966 – 1967       St. Mary (Binghamton, NY) 
  • 1968 – 1969       Faculty House (Binghamton, NY)
  • 1970 – 1972       Unknown
  • 1973                  St. Louis (Oswego, NY)
  • 1974                  St. John the Evangelist (Oswego, NY)
  • 1974 – 1976       Oswego Catholic High School (Oswego, NY)
  • 1977                  Oswego City School District (Oswego , NY)
  • 1977 – 1978       Bishop Cunningham Catholic High School (Oswego, NY)
  • 1978 – 1984       St. Anne and St. John (North Bay, NY)
  • 1979 – 1981       Ecclesiastical Attorneys
  • 1984                  Diocesan Pastoral Council – Northern Region
  • 1984                  Priests’ Senate
  • 1985 – 1988       St. John the Baptist (Syracuse, NY)
  • 1989                  Diocesan Cabinet – Northern Region
  • 1989 – 1990       Board of Diocesan Consultors
  • 1989 – 1991       Holy Family (Fulton, NY)
  • 1992 – 2002       Community General Hospital (Syracuse, NY) 
  • 1993 – 2003       St. Michael (Onondaga Hill, NY) 
  • 1997 – 2003       Special assignment
  • 1998 – 2002       Our Lady of Good Counsel (Warners, NY)
  • 2003 – 2018       Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father James C. Hayes:

According to media reports, in June 2002, Father James C. Hayes was removed from his parish assignment as Community General Hospital Chaplain after allegations resurfaced about “inappropriate behavior” years previously, and after three victims filed lawsuits. He had been serving as a hospital chaplain since 1991.

One incident was first reported in 1990 and Father Hayes was sent to St. Luke’s for treatment. The Diocese of Syracuse confirmed that Father Hayes remained active after a person came forward about the abuse.

In 2003, the Diocese stated that Father Hayes had been permanently removed from ministry due to credible allegations of child sexual abuse.

Father Hays’ name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018.  It released almost no information on the allegations against each priest, including age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse in New York.  The Diocese of Syracuse filed for federal bankruptcy protection in June 2020.  Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Syracuse 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 Syracuse will never be able to take any legal action if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. L. Peter Paige – Diocese of Syracuse

Father L. Peter Paige

Diocese of SyracuseL. Peter Paige Horowitz Law

Ordained: Unknown

Assignment History:

  • 1961-1965: St. John the Baptist (Rome, NY)
  • 1966-1972: Our Lady of Pompei (Syracuse, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father L. Peter Paige:

The Diocese of Syracuse filed for bankruptcy on June 19, 2020, due to over 40 child sex abuse lawsuits that keep surfacing. Among the names listed was Fr. L. Peter Paige of Syracuse, NY. Fr. Paige was accused of sexually abusing a minor from approximately 1969 to 1970 at Our Lady of Pompei Parish in Syracuse, NY. There is no information listed as to his current whereabouts or whether or not he is in contact with children.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse in New York.  The Diocese of Syracuse filed for federal bankruptcy protection in June 2020.  Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Syracuse 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 Syracuse will never be able to take any legal action if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. William J. Kiefer – Diocese of Syracuse

Father William J. Kiefer

Diocese of SyracuseWilliam J. Kiefer Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1930s-1940s

Dead: 1990

Assignment History:

  • 1940s: St. Paul Parish (Oswego, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father William J. Kiefer:

The Diocese of Syracuse filed for bankruptcy on June 19, 2020, due to over 40 child sex abuse lawsuits that keep surfacing. Among the names listed was Fr. William J. Kiefer of Oswego, NY. Fr. Kiefer was accused of sexually abusing a minor from approximately 1945 to 1946 at St. Paul Parish in Oswego, NY. Fr. William J. Kiefer died in 1990, 30 years before allegations surfaced. Claims are under investigation.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse in New York.  The Diocese of Syracuse filed for federal bankruptcy protection in June 2020.  Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Syracuse 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 Syracuse will never be able to take any legal action if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. James A. Culver – Diocese of Syracuse

Father James A. Culver

Diocese of SyracuseJames Culver Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1955

Retired: 1995

Dead: 2015

Assignment History:

  • 1955-1962: Sacred Heart (Utica, NY)
  • 1963: St. Paul’s Church (Rome, NY)
  • 1969-1976: St. John and St. Mary (North Bay, NY)
  • 1976-1996: Sacred Heart (Utica, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father James A. Culver:

The Diocese of Syracuse filed for bankruptcy on June 19, 2020, due to over 40 child sex abuse lawsuits that keep surfacing. Among the names listed was Fr. James A. Culver of Utica, NY. Fr. Culver was accused of sexually abusing a minor from approximately 1969 to 1971 at St. John in North Bay, NY, and St. Mary in Verona Beach, NY.

Fr. Culver served the Diocese of Syracuse first at Sacred Heart Church in Utica and then at St. Paul’s, Rome. He then became pastor of St. John’s Church in North Bay before returning to Sacred Heart as pastor in 1976. He remained there until his retirement. Sexual abuse allegations were reported in 2019, four years after Fr. Culver passed away. He was 89.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse in New York.  The Diocese of Syracuse filed for federal bankruptcy protection in June 2020.  Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Syracuse 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 Syracuse will never be able to take any legal action if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr John W. Broderick – Diocese of Syracuse

  Father John W. Broderick

    Diocese of Syracuse  

         

Ordained: 1989

Removed: 2008

Laicized: 2008

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Joseph (Camillus, NY)
  • Our Lady of Sorrows (Vestal, NY) 
  • St. Malachy (Sherburne, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John W. Broderick:

According to media reports, in 2008, Father John W. Broderick was arrested and charged in with sexually abusing three children between October 2005 and May 2007 in Nicholville, New York. The children were aged 5 to 11, and all from one family. The victims’ parent told investigators Broderick befriended his family and was considered their spiritual adviser.

At the time of his arrest, Broderick was staying at Holy Name of Jesus Academy in Massena, New York. In 2008, his privileges were removed by the Diocese of Syracuse for “incidents unrelated to sexual abuse.” A spokeswoman said Church officials only learned of the allegations from media reports. Yet it also said that Broderick was among 32 priests in the diocese who were removed as part of the adoption of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in 2002.

In November 2008, Father Broderick sued his accusers, alleging that the family made false statements about him. Father Broderick said the incident was not sexual, nothing more than horseplay, and the accusations sprang from a vendetta against him by the father of the alleged victims. When the story broke, another family came forward and said their son was abused by Father Broderick a couple of years prior.  The suit was dismissed in January 2010. 

In February 2009, Broderick was acquitted on two felony charges and found guilty of one charge of child endangerment. In April 2009, the court vacated his conviction. 

In August 2018, Father Broderick’s name first appeared publicly on the Diocese of Scranton’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. In November 2018, Father Broderick’s name appeared on the Diocese of Albany’s list. His name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse in New York.  The Diocese of Syracuse filed for federal bankruptcy protection in June 2020.  Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Syracuse 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 Syracuse will never be able to take any legal action if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help.

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. H. Charles Sewall – Diocese of Syracuse

Father H. Charles Sewall

Diocese of Syracuse

Ordained: 1960

Elevated to Monsignor: Unknown

Removed: 2003

Died: 2015

Assigned as follows:

  • 1961 – 1963      Our Lady of the Rosary (New Hartford, NY)
  • 1965 – 1971      Utica Catholic Academy (Utica, NY)
  • 1972 – 1976      Utica Faculty House (Utica, NY)
  • 1977 – 1979      Notre Dame High School (Utica, NY)
  • 1980 – 1982      Special assignment (Episcopal Vicar for Eastern Region)
  • 1983 – 1990      Our Lady of Lourdes (Utica, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father H. Charles Sewall:

According to media reports, in May 2002, Father H. Charles Sewall was accused of sexually abusing a boy in 1975. He admitted that he “engaged in sexual misconduct” with one man while he was a high school principal. The abuse occurred inside a trailer next to Notre Dame High School in Utica

Two other victims came forward. One had an audio tape from 1988 of a conversation between himself and Father Sewall in which Father Sewall acknowledged the abuse. 

The second victim claims Father Sewall had repeated sexual intercourse with him when he was 13 to 19 years old. The attorney for this man had notified the Diocese of Syracuse by letter in 1988 and the complaint was settled with the victim, with the condition that Father Sewall “never be placed in a position where he would be working with minor children,” according to the lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit of the third victim, the abuse occurred between 1978 and 1980, in Father Sewall’s office, in the school locker room, in the school restrooms, in the chapel and in a trailer on school grounds. 

All three men say Father Sewall gave them money in exchange for sex. The lawsuits claim the Diocese of Syracuse knew about the alleged abuse by him and failed to stop it.

In June 2003, Father Sewall was permanently removed from ministry. 

He died in July 2015.

Father Sewall’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse in New York.  The Diocese of Syracuse filed for federal bankruptcy protection in June 2020.  Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Syracuse 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 Syracuse will never be able to take any legal action if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. James F. Quinn – Diocese of Syracuse

Father James F. Quinn

Diocese of Syracuse

Ordained: 1958

Removed: 2013

Assigned as follows:

  • 1959                  St. Patrick (Syracuse, NY)
  • 1960 – 1971      St. Agnes (Utica, NY)
  • 1967 – 1971      St. John & St. Joseph Home CYO (Utica, NY) 
  • 1969 – 1971      Bethlehem Day Camp (Utica, NY) 
  • 1972 – 1975      St. Paul (Rome, NY)
  • 1973                 Oneida Co. Home (Rome, NY)
  • 1976 – 1978      St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Munnsville, NY)
  • 1976 – 1978      New York State Agriculture and Technical College   (Morrisville, NY) 
  • 1979 – 1988      St. Paul (Whitesboro, NY)
  • 1989 – 1994      St. James (Syracuse, NY)
  • 1995 – 2000      Most Holy Rosary (Syracuse, NY)
  • 1996 – 2003     Special assignment
  • 2001 – 2004     St. Ann (Manlius, NY) 
  • 2004 – 2005     Absent on leave
  • 2005                Tommy Coyne Residence Dillon Hall, (Syracuse, NY)
  • 2006 – 2007     St. Peter (Syracuse, NY) 
  • 2008                Our Lady of Pompeii (Syracuse, NY)
  • 2009 – 2011     Sacred Heart (Cicero, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father James F. Quinn:

According to media reports, in May 2003, Father James F. Quinn was accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing and exploiting a boy from 1963 to 1970. At the time, he was the assistant pastor of St. Agnes Church in Utica. The church also operated a grammar school, which the boy attended. 

According to the alleged victim, the abuse started when he was 14 and occurred almost daily. He claimed Father Quinn would get him drunk and then abuse him. He said Father Quinn gave him money, jobs, a car and expensive trips to Hawaii and South America to silence him. When he tried to refuse Father Quinn’s sexual advances, the priest roughed him up and forced him to continue, according to the lawsuit.

Father Quinn denied the allegations. At the time of the accusation, he was director of the Office of Vocation Promotion, where his job was to recruit candidates for the priesthood. The Diocese of Syracuse placed him on leave pending an investigation. 

In December 2004, the church cleared Father Quinn to return to ministry after finding insufficient evidence to substantiate the allegations against him. Church officials said they received no other allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

The suit was dismissed because the statute of limitations had expired.  The man’s attorney fought to have the case reinstated. In July 2005, after denying leave in the 30-year-old alleged sexual abuse case, the court reversed itself and agreed to hear the appeal. 

Father Quinn retired in good standing in 2012.

In 2013, another man accused Father Quinn of raping him in the rectory of St. Ann’s Church in Manlius during a rehearsal for his confirmation in 1989.  

“He took me to a room in the rectory and raped me,” the man said. “I was frozen. I was disconnected from my body. I just wanted it to end. I remember I focused on a clock. It was 4:23 in the afternoon.”

Father Quinn died in 2013 at the age of 80. The Diocese of Syracuse was unable to determine whether the allegation was credible because Father Quinn had died a year earlier.

Father Quinn’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018, after the Review Board determined that the allegations 2003 of abuse of a boy 1963-1970 were credible. 

He was among 32 priests in the Diocese of Syracuse who were removed as part of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People that was established in June 2002.

Another lawsuit was filed in February 2019.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse in New York.  The Diocese of Syracuse filed for federal bankruptcy protection in June 2020.  Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Syracuse 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 Syracuse will never be able to take any legal action if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. David Pichette – Diocese of Syracuse

Father David Pichette

Diocese of Syracuse

 

Ordained: 1967

Removed: 2005

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Patrick (Truxton, NY) 
  • Bishop Ludden High School (Syracuse, NY) 
  • Seton Catholic High School (Binghamton, NY) 
  • Blessed Sacrament (Johnson City, NY)  
  • St. Margaret (Mattydale, NY)  
  • St. Patrick (Binghamton, NY) 
  • St. Ambrose (Endicott, NY) 
  • Nazareth Farm (Center Point, W.VA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father David Pichette:

According to media reports, in May 2011, a Kentucky man held a press conference in front of the Diocese of Syracuse to accuse Father David Pichette, a former priest, of abusing him.

The victim said the abuse happened in 1981, when he was a volunteer at Nazareth Farm, a church-run camp in West Virginia. He said Father Pichette fondled him on two occasions and made other sexual advances. He was 17 years old at the time. 

In his statement, the man accused Father Pichette, the director of the camp, of fondling him on two occasions — one time waking him up at night and another time while he was changing — inside a rustic barn where men and boys slept. On other occasions, the man said Father Pichette talked about his private parts and asked him to pull down his pants while bathing in a river.

“It was a very traumatic experience because, in my opinion, it was the height of mistrust and abuse of power,” the man said.

The Diocese of Syracuse said Father Pichette’s privileges were removed in 1993. He was dismissed from the clerical state in 2005. He was among 32 priests in the diocese who were removed as part of the 2002 Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.  

Father David Pichette’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018. 

His name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s list in late 2018. It noted he left the diocese in September 1988 and left the Diocese of Syracuse in 1994. 

Pichette now lives in Florida in the North Miami area.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse in New York.  The Diocese of Syracuse filed for federal bankruptcy protection in June 2020.  Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Syracuse 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 Syracuse will never be able to take any legal action if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr Robert Ours – Diocese of Syracuse

Father Robert Ours

Diocese of Syracuse

Ordained: 1980

Removed: 2004

Assigned as follows:

  • 1981                 St. Peter (Utica, NY) 
  • 1982 – 1986      St. Vincent de Paul (Binghamton, NY)
  • 1987                 St. John the Evangelist (Binghamton, NY)
  • 1988 – 1998      Our Lady of Good Counsel (Endicott, NY)
  • 1990 – 2011      Seton Catholic Central High School (Binghamton, NY)
  • 1996 – 2012      Special assignment
  • 1999 – 2004      St. Patrick (Binghamton, NY) 
  • 2005 – 2006      St. Rita (Chenango Forks, NY)
  • 2007 – 2010      St. Christopher (Binghamton, NY)
  • 2010 – 2012      St. Joseph (Endicott, NY) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Robert Ours:

According to media reports, in May 2014, Father Robert Ours was arrested and criminally charged with possession of child pornography. The Diocese of Syracuse had reported the allegations to the DA’s office a few months prior.

In August 2014, Father Ours pleaded guilty to six counts of possessing violent child sexual images. The victims were under 16 years old. He received 10 years probation, and was ordered to register as a sex offender.

Father Ours retired in 2012 and was living at a home for retired priests. He was not in active ministry after leaving for unrelated personal reasons. The Diocese of Syracuse denied any previous allegations against him. 

In June 2017, Father Ours was accused in a lawsuit of abusing a boy decades earlier, while a deacon, before he was ordained a priest.  In a 2021 lawsuit, Robert Ours is accused of fondling a boy multiple times in the 1980’s while inside the confessional at St. Vince de Paul.  A 2017 federal lawsuit filed in Connecticut names Robert Ours as a perpetrator of abuse while he was still a deacon and soon-to-be priest.

Father Ours’ name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018.  

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse in New York.  The Diocese of Syracuse filed for federal bankruptcy protection in June 2020.  Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Syracuse 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 Syracuse will never be able to take any legal action if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.