Fr. John R. Aurelio

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

In 1993 Aurelio admitted to sodomizing 3 boys, ages 12-14, 15-20 years prior. Acted with another priest, Bernard M. Mach. Both suspended. Claimed boys seduced him. Admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking pot with young boys. Also accused of abuse of another youth. Living in 2002 in Florida, no longer functioning as a priest. Died 8/26/09. Included on 3/20/18 diocesan list. One man alleging abuse by Aurelio at age 11 in 1968 filed suit in 2019 under the NY Child Victims Act.


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