Fr. Pascal D. Ipolito
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY
Retired. The Diocese announced 6/28/18 that Ipolito’s name was added to its list of accused, and that he was on leave pending investigation. A lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act claims Ipolito abused a teenage boy in Toronto in 1975. The priest allegedly had taken the boy to a Beach Boys concert, plied him with alcohol and molested him at a hotel. A second suit claimed Ipolito fondled a 13-year-old boy in 1981 or 1982 at St. Vincent de Paul in North Evans. Ipolito was removed from the diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of a bankruptcy agreement. A lawsuit in 6/20 against the Boy Scouts alleges abuse by Ipolito, who was a Scout leader. Ipolito denied all allegations. Reportedly in 7/21, Ipolito was refusing to participate in the diocese’s monitoring program for priests against whom there were substantiated allegations.
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