Sexually Abused by a Priest in the Diocese of Pueblo? We Can Help.
Our law firm is offering free, confidential evaluations of clergy sexual abuse claims involving priests of the Diocese of Pueblo regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred. We have been handling clergy abuse cases for decades and have the experience you need to seek justice for what happened to you. Contact us today at (954) 641-2100 or send an e-mail to email@example.com to find out your legal options.
Recent developments in the State of Colorado, including the Attorney General’s recent announcement of a comprehensive investigation of sexual abuse allegations against Colorado dioceses, have changed the legal landscape for survivors of sexual abuse by clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo. The Attorney General investigation, which is only in its infancy, could very well reveal abuse and cover-up patterns similar to those found in New York and Pennsylvania in their groundbreaking grand jury investigations and result in statute of limitations reform like we have seen in New York.
The Diocese of Pueblo has established a voluntary compensation fund for survivors of sexual abuse, but you must act soon.
Recently, the Bishop of Pueblo, Stephen Berg, announced that the Diocese of Pueblo will participate in a confidential, voluntary compensation settlement fund for victims of sexual abuse by clergy in the State of Colorado. The fund, which is modeled after similar funds in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, will compensate victims in a shorter, more cursory process than full-blown litigation. Respected attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who administered the New York and Pennsylvania claims and other high profile, sensitive claims like the 9/11 Fund, and his business manager, Camille Biros, will review each claim as a neutral third party and award compensation. We have extensive experience handling claims in the compensation funds and are very familiar with the process and expectations of Mr. Feinberg and Ms. Biros.
There will be a deadline by which all claims must be filed with the Diocese of Pueblo, so it is important that you act today to protect your rights under the fund. Contact us today to discuss your options. All claims must be registered with the compensation fund by November 30, 2019, so it is important that you contact us soon.
Through Our Own Investigation, We Have Identified 29 Catholic Clergy Accused of Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Pueblo, and that Number is Expected to Grow.
Unlike many of his colleagues, Bishop Berg has never released the names of clergy accused of sexually abusing children in the Archdiocese of Denver. This makes the Attorney General investigation even more critical for the safety of the general public and the healing of many wounded victims.
Through our own investigative efforts, and coupled with the Attorney General’s report, our team has identified 23 Catholic clergy assigned in the Diocese of Pueblo who have been publicly accused of sexually abusing minors, some of whom were named for the first time by our lawyers. The AG report also identified another 6 priests with substantiated allegations, but did not provide their names.
We believe it to be the most comprehensive list of accused priests publicly available today. In many cases, the priests listed below were the subject of multiple allegations, or were moved to a new parish after allegations arose.
The accused clergy we have identified are:
- Fr. John Beno
- Fr. Delbert Blong
- Fr. Leo Bonfadini
- Fr. Walter Buetzler
- Fr. Andrew Burke
- Fr. Richard Chung (Benedictine priest)
- Fr. Michael DeScoise
- Fr. Lucas Galvan (Theatine priest)
- Fr. William Gleeson
- Fr. William Groves
- Fr. John A. Haberthier
- Fr. Gary Kennedy
- Fr. Michael J. Krol
- Fr. Michael Kurz
- Fr. Daniel Maio
- Fr. Philip Marin
- Fr. John F. Martin
- Br. William C. Mueller (Marianist brother)
- Fr. Clifford Norman
- Fr. John G. O’Flaherty (Jesuit priest)
- Fr. Joseph Reade
- Fr. Lawrence Sievers
- Br. Barnabus Stelzner (Benedictine monk)
For many years our lead attorney, Adam Horowitz, has been at the forefront of exposing sexual abuse by priests in the State of Colorado. Besides being among the first attorneys to file clergy abuse lawsuits in Colorado, Adam Horowitz fought for and won key battles on the First Amendment, statute of limitations, and discovery of priest personnel files. Along the way, Adam Horowitz won large settlements for his clients.
Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Colorado and nationwide. We can help.
Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options today.