Fourth Allegation Made against Former Bishop Hubbard
October 14, 2019
A fourth allegation has been made against former Albany Bishop Howard Hubbard.
A lawsuit filed under the umbrella of the Child Victims Act in Albany County Supreme Court on Friday also contained allegations against Gerald Kampfer, a former pastor.
The alleged abuse is said to have happened at St. John the Baptist between 1988 and 1990.
While the lawsuit does not go into specifics, the filing claims the church received a number of complaints against Hubbard and Kampfer ó saying policies didnít protect children.
Hubbard led the Albany Catholic Diocese for decades before retiring in 2014. Previous allegations against Hubbard also often include other priests.
Other allegations come from the 1970s and 1990s. Back in 2004, the Albany Diocese paid for an independent investigation of Hubbard after allegations, which include, paying for sex with a teenager. That investigation cleared him.
The Child Victims Act allows victims, regardless of their age, one year to file civil lawsuits that are outside the statute of limitations.
Hubbard is continuing to deny these allegations, saying he never abused anyone.