Child Victims Act lawsuit: 10-year-old was abused by Binghamton priest in 1982

Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin

June 23, 2020

By Anthony Borrelli

[Updated version of June 19, 2020 story.]

A former Binghamton priest faces more decades-old sex abuse accusations in a lawsuit under New York’s Child Victims Act.

Father Edward C. Madore, who has already been implicated in at least four prior abuse lawsuits, is accused in a new complaint filed Friday in state Supreme Court of Broome County of abusing a boy who was 10 years old in 1982. It happened while Madore served at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Binghamton.

The lawsuit says Madore used his position to groom the boy to gain his trust and to “gain control over him.”

Other lawsuits previously filed under the Child Victims Act have accused Madore of sexually abusing other children during the late 1970s. He was accused, in lawsuits filed Wednesday, of sexually abusing two children at St. Catherine Church during the late 1970s.

Madore has been laicized, which, according to the Diocese of Syracuse, means he voluntarily sought to be dispensed from clerical obligations and no longer has affiliation with the diocese.

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