Fr. Martin L. Pavlock

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Per Directories, ‘awaiting assignment’ 1985-86, ‘absent on leave’ 2002-03, then ‘retired.’ Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of bankruptcy agreement. A suit filed in 7/20 claims abuse 1973-74 of a 7- to 8-year-old.


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