Buffalo bishop’s former secretary gave church documents to FBI

The Buffalo News

October 30, 2018

By Jay Tokasz

The former Buffalo Diocese employee who leaked clergy sex abuse documents to a local television station has recently turned over to the FBI some of those documents.

Siobhan O’Connor said she gave “the most pertinent documents I had” to FBI agents about two weeks ago and answered whatever questions they had.

“I knew that law enforcement needed to step in,” O’Connor said in an interview Tuesday. “I want people to be as much at ease as possible that the authorities have the proper information. My goal always was to go to law enforcement.”

She declined to comment further on what information the FBI agents sought.

At a news conference outside the diocese headquarters where she had worked for three years, O’Connor said Bishop Richard J. Malone and Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Grosz should resign over their handling of the clergy sexual abuse crisis.

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