Buffalo priest aimed gun at teen during sexual abuse, victim says The late Rev. Michael Freeman would jokingly brandish a silver .38-caliber revolver to get him to comply with the abuse, the victim says.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A 49-year-old man says a Roman Catholic priest pointed a gun at him while sexually abusing him as a teenager. The accuser's attorney, Steve Boyd, says the abuse occurred after the Diocese of Buffalo received a complaint about the priest from another alleged victim in 1980. The allegations against the late Rev. Michael Freeman were first reported by The Buffalo News. The man has filed a claim with the Buffalo diocese victims' compensation fund. He says Freeman would jokingly brandish a silver .38-caliber revolver to get him to comply with the abuse. Freeman died in 2010. A diocesan spokeswoman didn't respond to a request for comment Monday. Freeman's name is included in a list of priests accused of sexually abusing children released by the diocese in March. Source