Counselor accused of 1970s abuse

Daily Messenger

August 29, 2019

A lawsuit says a counselor — who the suit says still works with DePaul — abused a young man sexually and physically about 50 years ago

ROCHESTER — The New York State Child Victims Act has brought three new lawsuits alleging sexual abuse in Rochester and Dansville decades ago.

Each lawsuit names the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester as a defendant. But one also accuses an award-winning counselor, not a priest, who has never been named publicly before.

The allegations in the lawsuit — if true — would put someone in prison for a long time. So the Daily Messenger’s news partner News 10NBC questioned the lawyer about publicly accusing a private citizen of horrible things — one who has never been accused before.

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