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Four abuse cases reach resolution

Fri, Dec 14th 2018 05:00 pm

On December 13, 2018, the Diocesan Review Board met and carefully considered the reports of Investigator Scott F. Riordan who was asked to investigate allegations of abuse against four priests of the Diocese of Buffalo.

As a result of these reports and the recommendations of the Diocesan Review Board, Bishop Richard J. Malone has made the following determinations:

Based on the information presented at this time, allegations of child sexual abuse against Father Fabian J. Maryanski and Father Mark J. Wolski have been substantiated, and they will remain on administrative leave while the results of the Diocesan investigation are reviewed by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican in Rome, who will make the final determination.

Based on the information presented at this time, allegations of child sexual abuse against Father Roy Herberger and Msgr. Frederick R. Leising have not been substantiated, and they have returned to active ministry.

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