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Dunkirk pastor dies following medical emergency

Fr. Dennis Riter was subject of 7EWN I-Team investigation
Priest put on leave amid sex abuse allegations
Posted at 8:30 PM, Feb 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-08 20:30:16-05

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — We are learning that Father Dennis Riter has died.

That's according to a source close to the parish where he worked in Dunkirk.

Father Riter was the pastor at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.

The church's website says Father Riter suffered a serious medical emergency earlier in the week.

Father Riter was accused of child sexual abuse by multiple victims, yet was returned to ministry by Bishop Richard Malone.

He was the focus of a 7 Eyewitness News I-Team investigation.

The Bishop defended his decision saying there was no evidence to support the allegations.