Father William J. Kiefer
Diocese of Syracuse
- 1940s: St. Paul Parish (Oswego, NY)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father William J. Kiefer:
The Diocese of Syracuse filed for bankruptcy on June 19, 2020, due to over 40 child sex abuse lawsuits that keep surfacing. Among the names listed was Fr. William J. Kiefer of Oswego, NY. Fr. Kiefer was accused of sexually abusing a minor from approximately 1945 to 1946 at St. Paul Parish in Oswego, NY. Fr. William J. Kiefer died in 1990, 30 years before allegations surfaced. Claims are under investigation.
Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse in New York. The Diocese of Syracuse filed for federal bankruptcy protection in June 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Syracuse 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 Syracuse will never be able to take any legal action if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help.