Fr. John D. Lewandowski
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY
First named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/20/18. Noted to have died in 1982; diocesan list included deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Accused in a 10/19 lawsuit of abuse of a boy, ages 13-14, at Ss. Peter and Paul in Jamestown, where Lewandowski was assigned in the early 1960s. Suit filed in 7/20 claims abuse 1962-63 of another child, ages 13-14. New suit in 12/20, claiming abuse of a boy, age 14, in 1960. Accused by at least four men under the NY Child Victims Act of having abused them as boys.
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