Father Michael Toth
Diocese of Ogdensburg
Assigned as Follows:
- St. Bernard’s Church (Saranac Lake, NY)
- St. Cecilia’s Church (Adams, NY)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Michael Toth:
Father Michael Toth was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Ogdensburg in 1974. According to media reports, in November 2018, his name was included on the Diocese of Ogdensburg’s list of 28 priests who were credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor or a vulnerable adult. The list of priest was released by Bishop Terry LaValley. Neither the number of alleged victims nor the time frame that the alleged abuse occurred was disclosed. The list noted that Father Toth was removed from public ministry, and is still alive.
Diocesan officials had previously said they would not release the names, largely to protect the privacy of victims. Each name on the list has been internally investigated and the Diocesan Review Board found that the allegations were credible.
Michael Toth obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2006. He has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Counseling and Psychotherapy Services of Washington since August 2012.
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