Law firm planning to identify eight Diocese of Ogdensburg priests accused of sex crimes against minors
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 5:34 pm

A Minnesota law firm is planning a Wednesday event in Syracuse where they say they will identify eight priests from the Diocese of Ogdensburg who have been accused of sexual offenses against minors.

A press announcement from the Jeff Anderson Associates PA firm says they will release identities, histories, and background information on the eight priests at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Marriot Syracuse Downtown, 100 East Onondaga St.

The firm says they also plan to release identities, histories and background info on 19 Diocese of Syracuse priests accused of sex crimes against minors.

The announces says the firm will “discuss the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Programs now open to certain sexual abuse survivors in both dioceses; call on the Diocese of Syracuse and Diocese of Ogdensburg to release the names and information on all priests accused of sexual abuse; encourage sexual abuse survivors to come forward safely and confidentially.”

The event will be livestreamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AndersonAdvocates/

Jeff Anderson Associates PA is located in St. Paul, Minn. Their website, http://www.andersonadvocates.com, says they “pioneered the use of civil litigation to seek justice for survivors of child sexual abuse and is recognized as one of the nation’s premier law firms to represent survivors of clergy sexual abuse. Widely recognized as one of the most prolific and successful litigators of clergy sexual abuse cases against churches and other institutions, Jeff Anderson & Associates has handled priest abuse cases in numerous states throughout the nation.”