Abuse survivor stresses patience through legal proceedings

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Photo credit James Faluszczak and Paul Barr outside the Diocese of Buffalo. August 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - With hundreds of lawsuits against the Diocese of Buffalo and other organizations already filed in the one-year "look back" window, sex abuse survivor James Faluszczak stressed patience throughout the legal proceedings.

When asked about the emotional first day of lawsuits following the passage of the Child Victim's Act, Faluszcak looked back on his own experiences through his legal proceedings.

"I testified before the Pennsylvania grand jury in October of 2016," Faluszczak said. "It took almost two years for there to be a report. I had to sit for two years, as did everyone else I know, who testified before the grand jury and wait to see what, of our material, would come out in that grand jury report."

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Faluszczak said it was a frustrating process for him. There will likely be many steps throughout the legal process, including the end of the window.

"It's a type of re-traumatization," Faluszczak said.

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