Full Searchable List of More Than 3,300 Publicly Accused Child Molesters
The New York Child Victims Act (CVA) proved to be a historic time for previously time-barred survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy in New York dioceses. Between the opening of the CVA on August 14, 2019, and May 31, 2021, more than 3,300 child sexual abuse lawsuits involving the Catholic Church, its affiliated organizations, its clergy, and its employees were filed in the state of New York. These lawsuits allege abuse by more than 1,700 individuals, including cardinals, bishops, priests, members of religious orders, and lay staff.
We analyzed these lawsuits and present our analysis as of May 31, 2021, in the interactive dashboard below. We invite you to explore summary data by state or diocese and scroll or search for accused perpetrators by name
Note: These lawsuits were filed in New York involving these alleged perpetrators. The vast majority of claims against these individuals have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. The allegations should not be considered proved or substantiated in a court of law. All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty.