Category: Catholic Diocese

Fr. Dennis R. Sewar

This video is about an abusive priest, Fr. Dennis Sewar, who served in the Diocese of Rochester in New York from 1984-2005.

Fr. Francis H. Vogt

This video is about an abusive priest, Fr. Francis H. Vogt, who served in the Diocese of Rochester in New York from 1939-2002.

Fr. Robert J. Winterkorn

This video is about an abusive priest, Fr. Robert J. Winterkorn, who served in the Diocese of Rochester in New York from 1957-1994.    

Fr. Foster P. Rogers

This video is about an abusive priest, Fr. Foster P. Rogers, who served in the Diocese of Rochester in New York from 1967-2002.

Fr. David P. Simon

This video is about an abusive priest, Fr. David P. Simon, who served in the Diocese of Rochester in New York from 1968-2002.

Fr. Valentine A. Jankowiak

This video is about an abusive priest, Fr. Valentine A. Jankowiak, who served in the Diocese of Rochester in New York from 1939-1999.

Fr. John F. Gormley

This video is about an abusive priest, Fr. John Gormley, who served in the Diocese of Rochester in New York from 1960-1968.

Effect of Clergy Sexual Abuse on Self-Identity

By: Tyler Aliperto and Patrick Noaker I don’t even know who I am,” said one survivor (Participant 508) due to the effects that being sexually abused by a priest as a child had on his self identity.   This is a feeling that many of our clients and many victims of clergy sexual abuse express…
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Deadline for Diocese of Rockville Centre Compensation Fund Fast Approaching

Deadline for Diocese of Rockville Centre Compensation Fund Fast Approaching

The Independent Reconciliation Compensation Program (IRCP) for the Diocese of Rockville Centre is quickly coming to a close. The Diocese established the IRCP to provide assistance to survivors of child sexual abuse by Diocese priests. The deadline for submitting a claim through the IRCP is April 30, 2018. According to attorney Patrick Noaker, “it is…
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Report Issued on Albany Diocese Abuse Allegations

Report Issued on Albany Diocese Abuse Allegations

By Spectrum News Staff  [watch the news story] A new report has been released detailing allegations of sexual abuse by priests in the Albany Diocese, including the locations they were assigned. Forty-two priests are named in the report titled “Hidden Disgrace Three,” released by attorneys in the group ‘Lawyers Helping Survivors of Child Sex Abuse.’ They…
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Priest-Abuse Survivor Backs State’s Child Victims Act

Priest-Abuse Survivor Backs State’s Child Victims Act

Courageous Noaker Law Firm Client Pushes for New York Child Protection Law By Chris McKenna, Times Herald-Record [read full story] Lex Filipowski was a 7-year-old altar boy at Holy Cross Church in Wawayanda, alone with the pastor as they changed into their robes before Mass, when the Rev. George Boxelaar pulled him close and began kissing him…
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