Fr. Raymond A.J. Donohue
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY
Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing an altar boy, age 14, in 1987 while assigned to Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lakeview. He was kept in ministry until suspended in 9/21 pending the investigation of accusation(s) of abuse reportedly discovered in documents filed in the diocese’s bankruptcy case. Donohue denied the allegations and his faculties were restored in 7/22. Reportedly, the alleged victim’s attorneys would not allow the diocese’s investigator to interview him. At the time of his reinstatement, the diocese said that Donohue was retired and did not have a parish or ministerial office assignment.
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