WBNG 12 News
June 19, 2020
By Anne Sparaco
As the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, more survivors are coming forward with decades-old accusations against a local former priest and a former Catholic school teacher.
The Diocese of Syracuse announced in a press conference on Friday it is declaring bankruptcy in wake of dozens of recent lawsuits and pandemic-related financial struggles.
Many of the victims are just now coming forward because the Child Victims Act signed into law by Governor Cuomo in 2019 opens a “one year look back window” in which anyone who was under the age of 18 when sexually abused can file a civil suit.
Former priest of St. Catherine of Siena in Binghamton, Father Edward C. Madore, has five cases against him, accusing him of years-worth of sexual abuse. He was ordained back in 1970 and stayed until 1987 when he left priesthood and disappeared from church records. Madore is believed to be somewhere in Upstate New York, but his specific whereabouts are unknown.
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