Buffalo, N.Y., Nov 5, 2018 / 17:32 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo is adding to their public list of clergy with credible allegations of sexual abuse against a minor.
Diocesan officials, including Bishop Richard Malone, held a press conference Nov. 5 during which they fielded questions from reporters about the investigation process for allegations of sexual abuse. Malone held a meeting with priests from across western New York earlier that day to discuss the current situation.
The new list contains an additional 20 names of clergy with "substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor," as well as 16 names of clergy who were or are members of religious orders and had served in Buffalo.
The original list, published in March, included 42 names of accused priests. Leaked diocesan documents suggested that the diocese had received complaints against more than 100 priests when the list was created. Siobhan O'Connor, a former executive assistant to Malone, leaked the documents to a local television station.