March 22, 2018
By Claudine Ewing
Rev. David Bialkowski was removed from the Buffalo Catholic Diocese, but he is now an organist in a WNY Lutheran church.
One of the 42 Buffalo Catholic Diocesan priests removed from ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor is now serving as a church organist.
Rev. David Bialkowski served for years at St. John Gualbert in Cheektowaga. It is where many of his alleged victims claim they were abused by him.
2 On Your Side learned that Bialkowski is serving as the organist at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tonawanda. A church official told Channel 2’s Claudine Ewing that Bialkowski is the organist and confirmed he is the same Bialkowski on the list of priests removed.
Attorney Kevin Stocker represents some of the victims who claim they were abused by Bialkowski. “I called the local police department and the council men and women an advised them of what he had been accused of and I talked to the minister of that church and said he had an obligation to tell the congregation of what this person was accused of so that other children didn’t become harmed by it.”
He also spoke with someone at the Lutheran church. “I said if you don’t advise the mothers and fathers of the children, I said you’re going to have blood on your hands for not doing what’s right.”
The church can employ Bialkowski because he has not been convicted of a crime.
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