Fr. Timothy J. Kelley

Ordained: 1978
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Ordained for the Buffalo diocese. On leave from the priesthood 1986-2002 before receiving permission to return to active ministry. Per the NY AG in its 11/23/20 complaint against the Buffalo diocese, Kelley [referred to as “Fr. L.”] left ministry in FL for 16 years, working for a state child services agency. Named in a civil suit filed in 9/03 in FL. Accused of abuse of a 13-year-old youth in 1983 during trip from Buffalo to FL. Some dispute as to whether Kelley was part of the Buffalo diocese at time of abuse or St. Petersburg FL diocese. In 11/03 a second man alleged abuse before Kelley left Buffalo. Kelley resigned. Included on 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

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