Fr. Frederick D. Leising
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY
Monsignor. Former president-rector of Christ the King Seminary. Suspended in 11/18, six months after the diocese received an allegation that Leising sexually abused a girl in the 1980s. His accuser also claimed abuse by Fr. Fabian Maryanski. She said was at a party in the rectory with Maryanski when Leising hugged her goodby then shoved his tongue down her throat. Leising denied the allegation and said it was the girl who put her tongue in his mouth. Leising returned to ministry in 12/18 after the diocese determined that the allegations had “not been substantiated.”
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