Attorney names eight Rochester priests accused of sex abuse
Howard Thompson, June 6, 2018, RochesterFirst.com
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - An attorney claims eight Diocese of Rochester priest are responsible for sexual abuse against children.
Of the eight priests, accusations against three of them were already public knowledge: Father Eugene Emo, Father David P. Simon, and Father Francis H. Vogt.
During a Wednesday news conference, attorney Mitchell Garabedian, who says he is representing victims in the case, named the other five priests who face accusations of sexual abuse. He says 17 victims have come forward.
- Father G. Stuart Hogan
- Father Charles J. McCarthy
- Father Gary P. Shaw
- Father Richard J. Orlando
- Father Thomas J. Valenti
Garabedian says . . .
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- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
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