Deposition of Bishop Matthew Harvey Clark

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York

Released July 6, 2020; taken March 3, 2020

Examination by William Gordon of the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian for the Creditors Committee

[Excerpt from pages 53-54.]

Q. So Father Emo had admitted to you, correct me if I’m wrong, that he had sexually abused a minor. Is that correct?

A. Uh-huh.

Q. You sent him away to treatment to some facility, correct?

A. Yes.

Q. And after he came back, you reassigned him to a position at a parish?

A. Yes.

Q. Was he assigned as a pastor or assistant pastor?

A. Assistant.

Q. And was it your understanding that as an assistant pastor, Father Emo would have access to minors?

A. Yes.

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