Fr. John Cohane
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY
Accused in a lawsuit(s) filed in 2020 under the NY Child Victims Act. Allegedly abuse a boy, starting in 1951 when the boy was 14 and a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Niagara Falls. Cohane was reportedly assigned to the parish at the time in question.
- Buffalo News 09.22.20
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