Fr. Joseph F. Buckley

Ordained: 1932
Status: Sued

Died: 05/2/1975
Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

A man filed a civil suit in 2003 alleging that he was sexually abused at age 14 by Buckley in 1971. The man claimed that Buckley gave him a soft drink spiked with rum, enticed him to join him in the shower, sexually assaulted him, then gave him $20. The abuse is said to have occurred on several occasions. Buckley retired in 1970 and died in 1975. He was apparently retired at the time of the alleged abuse. Claim included in a 11/2005 massive settlement.  Included on the Archdiocese’s list of accused 1/22/19. On the Diocese of Norwich’s list 2/22/2019, having worked there at some point.

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