Fr. Donald Starks

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Ordained: 1949
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

In 10/04 a man filed suit claiming abuse in 1976 in both Albany and Boston. The man said that he was abused beginning at age 14 by Starks and Fr. Mark Haight at St. Francis de Sales in Colonie. A second suit filed in 3/05 claimed abuse in the same time- frame. One accuser said Starks and another priest abused him for three years in the early 1960s, starting when he was age 14, at St. Patrick’s in Albany. Starks died 11/16/89. Brother of accused priest R. Mansfield Starks. Lawsuit 8/19 with claims of abuse of a boy 1964-68 at St. Patrick’s; plaintiff also claimed abuse by Rev. Robert Hatela. Suit filed in 9/20 alleges abuse by Starks and Fr. Daniel J. Maher of, an altar boy, ages 11-13, in 1966-68.

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