Child Victims Act suit filed against former St. Joseph’s school

Observer

A Dunkirk man has filed a Child Victims Act lawsuit against the former St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and School for repeated abuse he alleged happened in the early 1960s.

The 20-page complaint was filed Tuesday in state Supreme Court in Chautauqua County. The Dunkirk man, who is not being identified, said he was abused by the Rev. Edward Walker between 1960 and 1962 when he was about 12 to 14 years old.

Walker was a priest at St. Joseph’s and was associated with Sisters of St. Joseph in Clarence. Sisters of St. Joseph was also named in the suit, with the city resident being represented by the New York City-based Marsh Law Firm. Northern Chautauqua Catholic School in Dunkirk also is named as one of the defendants in the court filing.

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