Swormville priest resigns after allegations of sexual abuse surface

Aug 27, 2018

The Rev. Robert Yetter has resigned as pastor of St. Mary's Church in Swormville after allegations of abuse have surfaced.

Fr. Robert Yetter
Credit WNY Catholic

The Diocese of Buffalo says it received a complaint from a third party on Friday and commenced an immediate investigation. The diocese announced the latest complaint on its website Monday afternoon.

Diocesan Spokesperson George Richert did not respond to a call seeking comment, but issued a statement by email saying, “We received a complaint from a third party on Friday that may involve a minor and commenced an immediate investigation.”

St. Mary's, located on Transit Road, was established with a handful of families in 1849 by Buffalo's first bishop, John Timon, and has grown to a parish community of over 2,700 registered households.