Buffalo Diocese Offers Woman $400,000 to Settle Sex Abuse Claim Against Priest

Dec. 6, 2018
The Rev. Fabian Maryanski, pictured in 2010 in the Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School cafeteria. The Diocese of Buffalo assigned Maryanski to parishes for more than a decade after he was accused of having sexual contact with a teenage girl. (News file photo)
The Rev. Fabian Maryanski, pictured in 2010 in the Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School cafeteria. The Diocese of Buffalo assigned Maryanski to parishes for more than a decade after he was accused of having sexual contact with a teenage girl.

The Buffalo Diocese has offered $400,000 to a woman who accused the Rev. Fabian J. Maryanski of sexually abusing her when she was a teenager in the 1980s.

It’s the largest known settlement offered under a new diocese program aimed at compensating victims of clergy sex abuse.

Stephanie McIntyre, who lives in South Carolina, said Wednesday that she probably will accept the offer but was still working out all of the emotions she’s experienced since first learning about it from her lawyer, Barry Covert, on Tuesday.
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