Fr. Ralph P. Federico
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY
Named in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act. Two more lawsuits, filed in 7/20, claim Federico sexually abused boys while assigned to St. John’s in Jamestown. Also accused of abusing boys while pastor of Our Lady of Pompeii in Depew. Per two of the suits, Federico’s victims were abused at age 10, one in around 1976, the other around 1974. Federico was known for speaking out against pornography and obscenity in literature. He died 10/19/07. In 8/21 the Diocese announced that the allegations against Federico had been substantiated by its Review Board. (Name misspelled Frederico in some news accounts.) Added to the diocese’s list of credibly accused.
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