Sex abuse claims against Diocese of Rochester may go to trial

WHAM-TV, Ch. 13 [Rochester NY]

May 27, 2021

The anonymity of some people making sex abuse claims against the Catholic Diocese of Rochester is being challenged.

An undisclosed number of survivors has indicated they intend to take their abuse cases against the diocese to trial.

The diocese, which has filed for bankruptcy protection, is seeking to unseal their identities.

The committee overseeing the bankruptcy case and sex abuse claims against the diocese has asked the court to seal the survivors’ identities.

A lawyer for some plaintiffs claims the move by the diocese is an attempt to intimidate victims.