Fr. Fred D. Ingalls

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Charged in 2/04 with receiving child porn and storing it on a computer in the parish rectory. Placed on leave. Charges said he paid for access to child porn sites on 13 times 7/02-6/03. Pled guilty in 6/04 to possession of 144 pornographic images. Sentenced 2005 to 3 years 1 month in federal prison. Released 12/07. On the 3/20/18 diocesan list. Accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act in 8/19 of abuse of a child, ages 10-11 in 1982-83, while assigned to St. Joseph’s School in Niagara Falls. Case sent to Vatican. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of bankruptcy agreement. Accused in another CVA lawsuit, filed in 9/19, of abusing a child, ages 7-10 in 1976-79 at St. Joseph’s. The suit also alleges abuse at the parish by Fr. Joseph A. Schuster.

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