Fr. James T. Bartnik
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY
Ordained for the Diocese of Syracuse. Began work in the Diocese of Buffalo in the mid-1970s, where he was incardinated in 1982. Died 8/27/13. In 2018 a man reported to the diocese inappropriate sexual contact as a boy by Bartnik while “wrestling.” The boy and his family were St. John Cantius (a/k/a Kanty) in Buffalo. The man said his family reported the abuse just after it occurred and that they were then ostracized from the parish. A lawsuit was filed in 2019 under the NY Child Victims Act that Bartnik sexually abused a child, age 12 or 13, around 1977 at St. John Kanty in Buffalo.
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