Fr. Robert J. Biesinger

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Died: 07/22/2012
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

A lawsuit filed in Chicago in 3/95 alleged Biesinger sexually assaulted and abused a 15-year-old girl in 1974 on a trip to Chicago for drill team competition, and on other occasions. Biesinger resigned in 8/94 as pastor of a Cheektowaga parish, then retired. Diocese settled the suit in 1996 for $125K. A second woman came forward to allege that he had abused her in 1965 when she sought counseling as a ‘young adult.’ When confronted by the diocese about the allegation Biesinger said, “I can’t remember, it was too long ago.” He died 7/22/12. Included on the 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

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