Eight priests who were ordained or assigned in the Diocese of Rochester over almost 30-years are being accused of sexually abusing young children while they were in those roles.
A non-profit charity that helps victims of sexual abuse, Road to Recovery, yesterday released a list those clergy members, including one that spent years in Geneva.
Three of the alleged abusers have been named previously, including Rev. David Simon who was at DeSales High School and St. Stevens Church in Geneva from 1971 to 1975.
Besides being assigned in Rochester, the 8- priests named yesterday also worked in Clyde, Dansville, Hornell, Lyons, Macedon, Newark, and Palmyra.
A Boston attorney was in Rochester on Wednesday morning to announce that his firm is representing a group of people who say they were sexually abused by priests in the Rochester Catholic Diocese during a period of time from 1950 to 1978.
The lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, who has been prominent for representing victims of sexual abuse by priests and was depicted in the movie Spotlight, is making allegations against eight priests. Garabedian says the alleged victims are now between the ages of 52 and 77.
Here is the list:
Father Thomas J. Valenti
1976: St. Mary’s of the Lake in Ontario
1977: Holy Apostles in Rochester.
1978-1980: Blessed Sacrament in Rochester.
1981-1983: On special assignment
1984-1989: St. Louis (In Res) in Pittsford
1990-1993 : Becket Hall (Residence for pre-Thedogate candidates) in Rochester
1994: Diocesan Office of Campus ministry in Rochester
1995-1997: Diocesan office of campus ministry (Catholic Community College of Ithaca College.
1998-1999: Notre Dame. (Archdiocese of NY)
Francis H. Vogt
1951-1953: St. Salome’s in Point Pleasant, NY
1954-1977: St. Bridget’s in Rochester
1978-1982: St. Anne’s in Palmyra
Richard J. Orlando
1948-1950: Directories unavailable
1951-1954: St. Francis Xavier’s in Rochester
1955: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Rochester
1956-1958: St. Anthony of Padua in Rochester
1959-1963: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Rochester
1964-1966: Holy Rosary in Rochester
1967-1968: St. Helen’s in Rochester
1969-1990: St. Michael’s in Lyons
1958-1960: Not indexed
June 1961-June 1963: Assistant pastor at St. Patrick’s Church in Owego.
June 1963-appointed assistant pastor at St. Cecilia’s in Rochester
1963-1968: St. Cecilia’s in Rochester
1968-1973: St. Mary’s in Dansville
1974-: St. Margaret Mary in Apalachin
1975: St. Michael’s in Newark
1976-1979: St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell
G. Stuart Hogan
1951-1961: St. James in Waverly
1962-1963: Indexed at St. James Parish Listing at St. Gregory’s. (Waverly, Marion)
1964-1965: St. Gregory’s in Marion
Died in June 2, 1985
1951-1959 St. Bernard’s Seminary in Rochester
1960-1964: St. Patrick’s in Macedon
1965-1971: St. Andrew’s in Rochester
Died July 17, 1971
1973: St. John’s in Clyde
1974-1977: St. Margaret Mary in Rochester
1978-1983 Not indexed
David P. Simon:
1968-1972: St. Patrick’s Church in Victor
1973-1975: De Sales High School (Chaplan) St. Francis de Sales Church (in res). In Geneva
1976 -1977: St. Augustine Church in Rochester
1978: St. Mary’s Church in Dansville
1979-1983: Holy Name of Jesus Church in Rochester
1984-1999: St. Margaret Mary Church in Apalachin
2000-2002: St. Paul Church in Webster