New lawsuit filed against Rome priest

Rome Sentinel

August 31, 2019

By Sean I. Mills

A new sex abuse lawsuit has been filed against the Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio from the same man as before, this time in Onondaga County Supreme Court.

The new lawsuit accuses Angelicchio, two other priests and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse of sexual abuse in the late 1980s, as well as the greater cover up. The new lawsuit was filed on Aug. 14 by the law firm Porter Norby Howe LLP of Syracuse.

Angelicchio is pastor of the Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist & Transfiguration on East Dominick Street.

Plaintiff Kevin Braney, age 46, of Colorado, previously filed his lawsuit against Angelicchio in federal court in February following the passage of the Child Victims Act, which extends the statue of limitations for sexual abuse victims to seek criminal charges or file lawsuits. Braney eventually voluntarily dismissed that federal lawsuit in May before the case made any significant movement.

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