WENY News - List of Places Where Priests Accused of Abuse Worked Released

List of Places Where Priests Accused of Abuse Worked Released

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ROCHESTER, N. Y. (WENY) – On Tuesday, June 5, attorney Mitchell Garabedian spoke on behalf of sexual abuse victims who say that eight priests who were ordained or assigned in the Diocese of Rochester abused them.

Garabedian has represented more than 1,000 survivors of child sex abuse at the hands of priests in the Catholic Church.

According to Garabedian, the priests affiliated with the Diocese of Rochester were ordained or assigned over the last eight decades.

The priests named were Eugene Emo, David Simon, Francis Vogt, Stuart Hogan, Charles McCarthy, Gary Shaw, Richard Orlando and Thomas Valenti.

Road to Recovery, a non-profit organization that helps victims of sexual abuse, listed the timelines and locations for each accused priest and where they were assigned.

The text printed in bold indicates the time period during which they are accused of sexual abuse.

Father Thomas 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 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 New York) .
  •  Valenti currently serves as a parochial administrator at Blessed Trinity — which includes St. James Church in Waverly, St. John in Newark Valley and St. Margaret Mary in Apalachin — as well as St. Patrick's parish in Owego.

Francis Vogt

  • 1951-1953: St. Salome's in Point Pleasant, N.Y.
  • 1954-1977: St. Bridget's in Rochester
  • 1978-1982: St. Anne's in Palmyra
  • 1983-1990: Retired

Richard Orlando

  • 1948-1950: Unknown
  • 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

Eugene Emo

  • 1958-1960: Not indexed
  • 1961-1963: 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 and Marion)
  • 1964-1965: St. Gregory's in Marion
  • 1966-1985: Retired
  • Died in June 2, 1985

Charles McCarthy

  • 1951-1959: St. Bernard's Seminary in Rochester
  • 1960-1954: St. Patrick's in Macedon
  • 1965-1971: St. Andrew's in Rochester
  • Died July 17, 1971

Gary Shaw:

  • 1971: St. John's in Clyde
  • 1974-1977: St. Margaret Mary in Rochester
  • 1978-1983: Not indexed

David Simon

  • 1968-1972: St. Patrick's Church in Victor
  • 1973-1975: De Sales High School (Chaplin) 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 Webster
  • 2003-2004: Not indexed
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