Accused UWS Priest Hit By 4 More Sex Abuse Claims, Still Has Job


July 30, 2020

By Gus Saltonstall

The four new complaints against Monsignor John Paddack span 16 years.

Four new Child Victims Act lawsuits were filed Wednesday against Upper West Side priest Monsignor John Paddack. The lawsuits also name the Archdiocese of New York, under the leadership of Cardinal Timothy Dolan, as a defendant.

The latest accusations follow seven lawsuits already filed against Paddack, who has continued in his position at Church of Notre Dame at 405 West 114th Street on the Upper West Side.

“These lawsuits demonstrate Paddack’s pattern of predation: in each instance, exploiting his clerical power to abuse children,” said attorney Jeff Anderson, who filed six of the seven previous lawsuits naming Paddack as a perpetrator.

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