Fr. Roy K. Ronald

Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First publicly accused when included on diocese’s list of accused 3/20/18. Died in 2013; list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Official Catholic Directory shows he was ‘absent on leave’ 1995-98, ‘retired’ 1998 on. Accused in a suit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of “unpermitted sexual conduct” 1982-86 of a child, ages 11-14. Plaintiff was involved with youth programs at St. Mary’s in Belmont. In 1995 another priest told chancery officials that Roy abused five siblings around 1984. Put on sick leave. Continued public ministry. By 12/20, accused in four lawsuits.


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