Fr. Daniel J. Maher

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Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

From Ireland, where he was ordained. Arrived in the Albany diocese shortly after ordination. Sued in 9/05. Accused of abuse of a youth in 1973. Maher denied the allegations. Cleared the same month by diocesan investigation and returned to ministry. Plaintiff’s attorney said in 9/05 that a second victim had come forward. Maher still in active ministry in 2007. Retired in 2008. Placed on leave in 2/20 due to new allegations of sexual abuse of a minor in the 1960s and ’70s. The alleged victim had come forward in 4/18. Accused in a 9/20 lawsuit, along with Fr. Donald Starks, of abuse of an altar boy, ages 11-13, in 1966-68. Added in 2020 to the diocese’s list of credibly accused.

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