Fr. Gerald Paul Sheehan

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Died: 06/12/2006
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Worked in South Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Orchard Park and Sheridan parishes. On leave 1976. Died in 2006. In 3/18 a woman reported to the diocese that Sheehan sexually abused her when she was ages 7-14 in the late 1970s-early 1980s when he was assigned to Nativity of Our Lord in Orchard Park. She said the abuse took place in the parish rectory, in various cottages and at her home. She said her brother told the diocese in 1994, but Sheehan was kept in ministry. Accused in an 8/19 lawsuit that he molested a 7-year-old in 1973 while assigned to St. Martin of Tours in South Buffalo. Added to the diocese’s list of credibly accused.

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