Fr. Gerard A. Smyczynski
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. Faculties were removed in 1985. Died in 1999 (age 45 or 46); diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Reportedly, there was a small settlement with an alleged victim. Lawsuit filed 1/20 claims abuse of an altar boy, age 10, in the mid-1980s, and cover-up by then Vicar General and later Erie PA Bishop Donald Trautman. Erie diocese dropped from suit, as reported in 7/20.
- Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History
- Erie News Now 01.02.20
- Buffalo Stories 03.20.18
- Buffalo News 03.20.18
- Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18
- Buffalo News 03.21.18
- Findagrave accessed 05.18.18
- Buffalo News 01.02.20
- Catholic News Agency 01.03.20
- Go Erie 07.05.20
- Catholic News Agency 07.09.20
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