Fr. Joseph F. Buckley

Ordained: 1932
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

A man filed 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. Encounters 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 11/05 massive settlement. On Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19, having worked there at some point.


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