Father Louis Hendricks
Diocese of Buffalo
Assigned as follows:
- 1964 St.Brendan (Almond, NY)
- 1965-1974 St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Buffalo, NY)
- 1975-1976 St. Aloysius (Cheektowaga, NY)
- 1977-1983 St. Martin (Buffalo, NY)
- 1984-1990 St. Patrick (Randolph, NY)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Louis Hendricks:
According to media reports, a former altar boy accused Father Louis Hendricks of repeatedly abusing him when he was a teenager growing up in South Buffalo in the 1980s. He was later transferred to St. Patrick in Randolph, and remained there until he died in 1990.
In March 2018, Father Florian Hendricks’ name was included in the Diocese of Buffalo’s list of priests who “were removed from ministry, were retired, or left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.” No information regarding the allegations was disclosed, however, the list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation.
In August 2019, Father Hendricks was accused in three lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act. One suit alleged sexual abuse of a boy ages 5 through 7, from 1964 to 1966 and then again from 1972 to 1974, when the boy was ages 13 through 16. Another suit claimed sexual abuse of a 10-year-old at St. Joseph’s Cathedral from 1968 to1969. The third suit claimed sexual abuse of a child ages 6 through 10 at St. Joseph’s Cathedral from 1967 through 1970.
Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo and throughout New York. The Diocese of Buffalo filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Buffalo may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply. Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Buffalo if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.