Fr. Robert P. Conlin

Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Died: 12/9/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused 3/23/18 of sexually abusing a boy age 15 in 1980 at St. Mary’s rectory in the small farming community of Pavilion NY. Conlin was pastor and sole priest at St. Mary’s from 1977 until his death 12/9/97. The boy reportedly told his mother that evening: ‘Mom, he was touching me everywhere, and he wouldn’t stop.’ The mother is said to have reported the abuse to the diocese. Suit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act. Conlin’s name was included on the diocese’s list of credibly accused 1/10/22.

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