Tag: William J. Honer

Fr. William J. Honer – Diocese of Buffalo

Father William Honer

Diocese of Buffalo

William Honer Diocese of Buffalo Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1957

Died: 2014

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father William Honer:

Father William Honer was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Buffalo in 1957. He eventually left the priesthood, and went to work for the state Office of Mental Health. In November 2002, he died suddenly at the age of 69.

According to media reports, in 2020, he was accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act of repeatedly sexually abusing a child. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown. Most of the more than 170 Child Victims Act lawsuits filed against the diocese do not include much detail about the allegations of child sex abuse lodged against the priests.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo in New York.  The Diocese of Buffalo filed for bankruptcy protection in February 2020.  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 Buffalo Diocese.  

Very strict filing deadlines will soon be 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.