Buffalo Priest Placed on Leave After Child Sexual Abuse Allegations

Spectrum News

October 10, 2020

A priest is on administrative leave following child sexual abuse claims made against him.

Buffalo’s Apostolic administrator has placed Reverend Donald Lutz on administrative leave pending an investigation into two allegations of sexual abuse from the 1970s.

Lutz is the pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Buffalo.

One survivor is suing while the other is not, but reported the abuse to the victim assistance coordinator.

While on leave, Lutz will be restricted from presenting himself or functioning as a priest until the investigation is over.

A parish administrator for Our Lady of Perpetual Help has not yet been named.

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