CVA: Five priests from Rochester Diocese alleged to have abused 105 victims


August 4, 2020

By Jane Flasch

Serial predators inside the Catholic Church: At least 245 lawsuits filed under the Crime Victims Act name the Rochester Catholic Diocese. Taken together, they allege a stunning abuse of power – some of it involving only a handful of priests.

Five of them have been accused by a combined 105 victims.

“These people hurt you. You don’t forget that,” said a man who asked to be identified only by his initials: J.O.

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