Fr. William W. Lanphear

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Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Died: 06/19/2008
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Ordained for the Diocese of Buffalo, later became a priest of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. The diocese settled with a man in 2018 who claimed Lanphear sexually abused him in the 1990s. Accused in a lawsuit filed 9/23/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a child, ages 14-18, in 1971-74 at St. Bernard Parish. Included on the Diocese of Buffalo’s list updated 11/5/19. Multiple allegations. Died 6/19/08.


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