Fr. Loville N. Martlock

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Placed on “medical leave” in 10/93 after accused of sexually abusing a boy, age 8-12, beginning in 1974, when working as a religion teacher at Notre Dame High School. In 2002 Martlock was retired, living out of state and not functioning as a priest. He died in 2014. Included on 3/20/18 diocesan list. List included deceased priests only if they had more than one allegation. In 9/18 a Buffalo deacon said that he was sexually abused by Martlock at age 16 in 1970. He said Rev. Mark Friel also abused him. Accused in a 1/20 lawsuit of abusing an altar boy in beginning in 1968 when the boy was age 8 and Loville was assigned to St. Christopher’s in Tonawanda.


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