Fr. Adolph M. Kowalczyk
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY
Accused in a lawsuit filed by a man 5/24/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of encouraging him 1994-98 as an elementary school boy to engage in sexual acts with four girls “provided” by Kowalczyk and two other priests, Revs. Gregory Dobson and Mieczyslaw “Matt” Nycz. Per the suit, the man feared the priests secretly filmed them. He was a student at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Orchard park. Kowalczyk was pastor of the parish when placed on leave due to the allegations. The three priests denied “ever committing any acts of abuse.” Kowalczyk, Dobson and Nycz were reinstated in 10/21 after the Diocese’s review board determined that the allegations against them were unsubstantiated.
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