New Accuser Comes Forward, As Malone Apologizes For Priest Sex Abuse Cases


By Dave Debo

March 23, 2018

Wayne Bortle Says Apology Doesn’t Matter

Another man who accuses a Diocese of Buffalo priest of sexually abusing him as a child, stood in front of the Buffalo Catholic Diocese headquarters Friday, and rejected the idea of having Bishop Richard Malone’s apology, just after Malone released one to all victims, via an online video.

Wayne Bortle had previously not revealed his accusations, against Father Robert Conlin until Friday, and did not seem particularly impressed with Malone’s apology saying “I don’t know how an apology would impact me. I mean, the sentiment is nice, but there is more, obviously that needs to be done.,” Bortles ( pictured above center, with victims advocate Robert Hoatson R, and his wife L)

Bortle says that Fr. Robert P. Conlin, then pastor at St. Mary’s Parish in Pavilion, Genesee County abused him in a basement rectory recreation room where youth gatherings were sometimes held, in 1980 when Bortle was approximately 16 years old.

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