Fr. Howard Slack – Diocese of Buffalo

| Nov 7, 2019 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Howard Slack

Diocese of Buffalo

Ordained: 1959

Died: 1976

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Howard Slack:

Father Howard Slack was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Buffalo in 1959. In November 2018, his name was added to the Diocese’s updated list of priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse. The list only included deceased priests who had more than one credible accusation of abuse made against them. Details of the allegation, including when and where the alleged misconduct occurred, are unknown. The only information disclosed was that Father Slack died in 1976.

According to media reports, in September 2019, Father Slack was accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act of repeatedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy from 1964-1965. At the time of the alleged abuse, he was assigned to Immaculate Conception parish. The anonymous plaintiff is now more than 70 years old and lives in Amherst.

Most of the more than 140 Child Victims Act lawsuits filed against the diocese don’t include much detail about the allegations of child sex abuse lodged against priests.

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.

Contact us at 888-283-9922 or [email protected] to discuss your legal options today.