Contact: Patrick Noaker, Sexual Abuse Attorney cell (612) 839-1080,, firstname.lastname@example.org
Abuse victim Blasts NYC’s Cardinal
Cardinal Dolan Refuses to Help 1/3 of NYC area victims
He’s acting “callously and arbitrarily,” victim charges
What: A child sex abuse survivor and his attorney will hand-deliver a letter to New York’s top Catholic official prodding him to reverse course and provide help to roughly one third of the victims in the NYC area who are “frozen out” of compensation now because they were assaulted by religious order clerics
When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Who: A Fishkill, NY man who was molested as a child and his attorney Patrick Noaker, who now represents 40+ local abuse survivors
Where: Outside of the Archdiocese of New York headquarters at 1011 First Ave., New York, NY
Over 1/3 of the boys and girls who were assaulted by Catholic Clergy in the Archdiocese of New York were assaulted by clergy belonging to a religious order. Cardinal Timothy Dolan is “deliberately and callously excluding these hundreds of survivors from his much-publicized ‘Independent Reconciliation and Compensation program.’” Dolan specifically and arbitrarily determined that these survivors are ineligible to receive help through the IRCP program. This has left many survivors of sexual abuse without any avenue for the help that they need and deserve.
Beginning when he was 7 years-old, Lex Filipowski was repeatedly sexually abused for four years by Fr. George Boxelaar, at Holy Cross parish in Wawayanda, NY. Fr. Boxelaar was a priest with the Carmelite Fathers and Brothers religious order. Filipowski is urging Cardinal Dolan to take responsibility for ALL child molesting clerics in his Archdiocese.
Religious orders are entities within the Catholic Church that deliver services throughout the world without regard to geographic boundaries like a Diocese. Familiar religious orders include the Jesuits (which is the religious order of the current Pope Francis), Christian Brothers and the Franciscans. Often, religious orders focus on providing specialized services such as the operation of schools and universities (Jesuits and Christian Brothers); however, religious orders also provide priests for work in parishes as well (Carmelites).
Patrick Noaker, an attorney for Noaker Law Firm, represents several survivors of priest-abuse who have taken part in the IRCP, including two survivors of abuse by former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. For 27 years, Patrick Noaker has represented clients in courtrooms across the country. Patrick has represented hundreds of sexual abuse survivors in cases across the United States.
Fr. George Boxelaar worked in the following communities:
Years Assignment City State
1954 – 1956 – St. Michael’s Priory Mantzville, Pennsylvania
1956 – 1957 – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Middletown, New York
1956 – 1957 – Our Lady of Assumption – Mission of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Bloomingburgh, New York
1956 – 1957 – St. Paul’s – Mission of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Bullville, New York
1956 – 1957 – Holy Name – Mission of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Otisville
1956 – 1957, Holy Cross – Mission of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, S. Centreville
1956 – 1957 – Our Lady of the Scapular – Mission of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Unionville, New York
1956 – 1957 – New York City Reformatory – Station of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
New Hampton, New York
1956 – 1957 – Middletown State Hospital – Station of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Middletown, New York
1956 – 1957 – State School Annex – Station of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
New Hampton, New York
1957 – 1962 – Does not appear in the Official Catholic Directories
1962 – 1985 – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Middletown, New York
1962 – 1985 – Our Lady of Assumption, Bloomingburgh, New York
1962 – 1985 – St. Paul’s, Bullville, New York
1962 – 1985 – Holy Name, Otisville, New York
1962 – 1985 – Holy Cross, S. Centreville, New York
1962 – 1985 – Our Lady of the Scapular, Unionville, New York
1962 – 1971 – New York City Reformatory (’62-’71), New Hampton, New York
1962 – 1980 – Middletown State Hospital (’62-’80), Middletown, New York
1962 – 1974 – Otisville Training School (’62-’74), Otisville, New York
1974 – 1976 – Otisville Drug Rehabilitation Center (’74-’76), Otisville, New York
1985 – Present – Does not appear in the Official Catholic Directories, Sent to Holland in 1985 to “retire.” Died there in 1990.