Father Paul Keeling (Barnabite)
Diocese of Buffalo
Assigned as follows:
- Bishop Turner-Carroll High School (Buffalo, NY)
Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Paul Keeling:
Father Paul Keeling was ordained a priest to the Barnabite religious order in the Diocese of Buffalo in 1975. He served as priest, Vice Principal, and Dean of Discipline at Bishop Turner-Carroll High School. According to media reports, in November 2018, his name was included in the Diocese of Buffalo’s updated list of priests with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor. The original list was published in March 2018.
In September 2019, he was named in a civil lawsuit alleging that he repeatedly sexually abused a 15-year-old male student at Bishop Turner-Carroll High School from 1983 through 1985. According to the lawsuit, Father Keeling was in charge of disciplining the boy. It was under these circumstances that he came to be under the direction and control of the priest, who used his position of authority and trust over him to sexually abuse, assault and harass him. Father Keeling had befriended the boy’s family, gave him cigarettes and alcohol, and took him on overnight trips. It was during these trips, when the priest sexually assaulted and abused the boy.
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.