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Abuse survivor responds with strong words to Bishop Malone's CVA video

Posted: 11:52 AM, Aug 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-14 12:15:13-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — As child sexual abuse survivors early Wednesday filed the first lawsuits under New York's Child Victims Act, Bishop Richard Malone released a video addressing survivors of child sexual abuse.

The video appeared to catch many survivors gathered at law offices across Western New York off guard as they prepared to file their cases after years of being denied.

Abuse survivor Kevin Koscielniak, who said he was molested by the Rev. James Burson from the former Cardinal Dougherty High School in Buffalo in 1979, had strong words for Bishop Malone's handling of the sexual abuse crisis in Buffalo.