Accused NJ Clergy

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Diocese of Camden

Name: Barber, Joseph P.
Year: ?
Outcome: Sued
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Accused of rape of girl, age 6, in 1961 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish. Named along with about 14 other priests in RICO suit filed in New Jersey in 1994. Deceased. All the RICO claims were settled 3/03.

Source: The Record 11.02.94; Courier Post 04.14.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03


Name: Bender, Claude J.
Year: 1955
Outcome: Sued
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Boy claimed he was abused by Bender during 1970s. Settled claim for $25,000 in 1993. Bender was on sick leave per 1990 Catholic Directory and died 10/19/91. Diocese said it did not know about Bender's behavior until after his death.

Source: Civil Suit: Atlantic Cty, NJ; # ATL-L-004059; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05


Name: Bernard, John P.
Year: 1962
Outcome: Sued
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Accused of abuse of one youth for 5 years, beginning 1972. Left parish ministry in 1977 to be military chaplain. Retired in 1992 and permanently removed from ministry.

Source: Courier Post 04.14.02; Courier Post 07.20.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05


Name: Blaszczynski, R. Henry
Year: 1941
Outcome: Sued
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Accused in 1993 civil suit of abuse of girl in 1950s or 1960s. Died 10/31/86..

Source: New Jersey Provincial Directory, 2011, p. 205; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05


Bober

Name: Bober, Marjan L.
Year: 1963
Outcome: Sued
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Accused of abuse of one youth per the 1994 RICO petition. Continued in ministry, retired to FL. Died 7/23/17.

Source: Atlantic Cty, NJ; # ATL-L-004059; Dignity Memorial 07.23.17


Name: Brennan, Joseph J.
Year: 1945
Outcome: Settled
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Accused in a lawsuit settled in 1/16 of sexually abusing a boy, ages 12-14, at St. Maurice's in Brooklawn NJ 1957-59. Assigned to parishes in Ocean City, Somers Point, Westmont, Brooklawn, Camden and Swedesboro. Hospital chaplain in Camden for two years in the 1950s. On Sick Leave 1963-66. Died 9/28/76.

Source: BishopAccountability 03.28.16; Boston Globe 03.28.16; Boston Globe 03.28.16; Bostoncom 03.28.16; The Courier-Post 03.28.16; The Patch 03.28.16; WBUR 03.28.16; WBUR 03.28.16; NJcom 03.30.16

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Clements, Gerald P.
Year: 1970
Outcome: Sued
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Allegation of abuse of 12-year-old boy in early 1970s per 1993 lawsuit. Later settled for $45,000. Admission in therapy per plaintiff lawyer. Placed on restricted ministry 1993. Later permanently removed. Died 4/7/10.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05


Name: Connelly, Norman T.
Year: 1965
Outcome: Sued
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Accused of abuse of at least 3 boys. One suit settled in 1993 for $25,000. Named in 1994 RICO suit. Suit dismissed on SOL 6/02 but the plaintiffs shared in $880,000 settlement in 3/03. Suspended in 1993 and later permanently removed from ministry.

Source: Courier Post 04.14.02; Star Ledger 05.14.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.21.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05


Connor

Name: Connor, John P.
Year: 1962
Outcome: Settled
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Arrested in Camden in 1984 for abuse of boy, age 14. Admission. Placed in special court program under which his arrest was expunged after 1 year if no more problems. Spent 8 months in treatment. Transferred to Pittsburgh in 1985, then to Philadelphia 1988 until 1993. His 1984 victim received a settlement the same year. Returned to Camden in restricted ministry. Removed in 2002. Named in Philadelphia Grand Jury report 2/10/11. Settlement related to alleged abuse of a 12- to 14-yr-old boy, 1985-88 in Pittsburgh PA diocese. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Source: Memo to Bishop Bevilacqua, 09.11.85; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.21.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.28.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report 09.21.05; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report Case Study 09.21.05; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report--Section III, 09.21.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05; PittsburghChannel 09.22.05; Pittsburgh Post Gazette 09.23.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05; Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Presentment 02.10.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.07.11; BIshopAccountability 03.28.16; Boston Globe 03.28.16; Boston Globe 03.28.16; Bostoncom 03.28.16; The Patch 03.28.16; WBUR 03.28.16; WBUR 03.28.16; Morning Call 03.29.16; SNAP 03.29.16; Tribune-Review 03.29.16; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04.03.16; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Press of Atlantic City 08.22.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


D'Amico

Name: D'Amico, Michael H.
Year: 1964
Outcome: Accused
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Accused in 2005 of abuse of 13-year- old boy in 1964 at Most Holy Redeemer in Westville Grove. This was D'Amico's first assignment. Placed on leave in 5/05. Permanently removed 10/05. Died in 6/10 at age 71.

Source: Gloucester County Times 10.08.05; Star-Ledger 10.08.05; NBC10 10.11.05; New York Newsday (AP) 10.11.05; Press of Atlantic City 10.11.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05; Press of Atlantic City 06.14.10

Assignments: Diocese of Camden Press Release 10.7.05


Name: Davis, Charles J.
Year: 1962
Outcome: Accused
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Accused 2002 of sexually abusing a boy during first assignment 1962-64. Transferred through 3 more assignments in 3 years: another Camden parish, a Trenton parish as extern, and missionary assignment in Brazil. Army reserve chaplain 1967-70; on leave for a year; Camden parishes 1971-74; Army chaplain 1974-92; Camden parish for a year. On duty outside the diocese 1992-99 in FL and NH, then retired. Camden asked Vatican to defrock Davis; matter was sent back to Camden for church tribunal.

Source: Camden diocesan tribunal correspondence 2003-2005; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05

Assignments: Detailed BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Flemming, Francis J.
Year: 1961
Outcome: Sued
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Accused of abuse beginning in 1960. One man said that Flemming put a gun to his head and threatened to kill him if he told. Flemming denied allegations when confronted by church in 1960s. In 1994 RICO civil suit second man claimed abuse. One suit dismissed 1/03 because of accuser's credibility. Included in 3/03 $880,000 settlement. Died in 1986.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 11.01.94; Courier Post 04.14.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05


Name: Hardin, Roy T.
Year: 1964
Outcome: Accused
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Man alleged to Diocese in 1994 that Hardin abused him in 1976 after the teenager went to him for counseling. Diocese found allegations credible and permanently suspended Hardin. SOL stopped legal action. Hardin still receiving church-paid therapy as of 2005.

Source: Associated Press 09.19.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05


Harkins

Name: Harkins, Thomas M.
Year: 1971
Outcome: Sued
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Named in 1994 RICO civil suit filed in Camden. Allegation of abuse of girl in 1979-80. Sent for therapy. 2nd allegation. Both settled for total of $195K. Church did not report allegation to police per state law. Sent for treatment on other occasions. Active until 2002 when permanently removed. Woman filed suit 5/16/12 alleging abuse on multiple occasions in 1980 and 1981 at St. Anthony of Padua in Hammonton. In 2012 held security post at Philadelphia Inter. Airport. Suit settled 6/27/14 under undisclosed terms.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05; Courier Post 05.17.12; CBS Philly 05.24.12; SNAP Statement 05.25.12; New York Daily News 05.26.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 08.20.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.01.12; ABC News 10.02.12; Courier Post 07.05.13; Courthouse News Service 07.09.13; Courier-Post 07.14.13; South Jersey Times 07.19.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.29.13; Courier-Post 03.26.14; SNAP Statement 03.26.14; Courier-Post 06.27.14; Courier-Post 03.28.16


Hopkins

Name: Hopkins, James Francis
Year: 1968
Outcome: Convicted
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Transferred to Camden diocese from Pittsburgh in 1973. Parents complained in 1988 of inappropriate behavior toward their son and he was sent for therapy. Removed from ministry in 1995 after one accusation. In 1999 the man's younger brother also alleged abuse. Lawsuit 1999 by younger brother settled for $625K in 2001. Arrested in 2003. Laicized in 2004. Convicted 2005 of abuse of boy and sentenced to 8 yrs in prison as of 3/5/05. On NJ sex offender registry 6/12/11. In 2012 a man told the Pittsburgh diocese that Hopkins performed a "medical exam" on him when the man was a freshman at St. Fidelis Seminary High School decades earlier. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 10.06.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.09.02; Courier Post 04.16.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.16.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.16.03; Courier Post 04.18.03; Newsday 05.06.03; Courier Post 08.02.03; Star Ledger 01.15.04; Courier Post 08.07.04; Courier Post 09.18.04; Philly com 12.20.04; NBC10 03.04.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.05.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Hudson, Francis "Frank" X.
Year: 1974
Outcome: Accused
City: Camden, NJ

Note: In 2004, he was accused of abuse of student in 1975. Denies accusation. Suspended without "faculties" after taking indefinite leave in 1991. He was teaching at high school run by Augustinians when accusation made public. Was fired immediately.

Source: Diocese of Camden Press Release 11.04.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.05.05; Press of Atlantic City 11.08.05


Igle

Name: Igle, Edward A.
Year: 1974
Outcome: Settled
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Accused in 1994 lawsuit of sexual assault and rape over three-year period in 1970s of 14-17 yr-old boy. Igle remained in ministry until permanently removed 2000. His accuser received a $7,000 settlement. Igle says he left priesthood in May 2000 on voluntary leave of absence; diocese said it was due to abuse. A second man accused Igle of sexually abusing him in the 1970s and received a settlement in the early 2000s. Diocese deemed all allegations credible. Igle denied them. In July 2015 he remains a licensed marriage and family therapist in NJ.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.16.15

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Kelly, John P.
Year: 1962
Outcome: Sued
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Accused of abuse of 6 youths in 70s and 80s in 1994 RICO lawsuit. 1 claimant settled for $25,000. and 3 others were part of 3/03 settlement. Removed from ministry 1992 and died same year. Another civil suit filed 3/05 alleged molestation by Kelly and abuse by 2 other priests. Spent time in Brazil at some point.

Source: Courier Post 4.1.05; Courier Post 04.14.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.14.02; Star Ledger 05.14.02; Class Action Reporter 05.16.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.20.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.21.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.31.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05


Manuppella

Name: Manuppella, Anthony J.
Year: 1976
Outcome: Accused
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Accused of making unwelcome advances and discussing homosexual lifestyle with seminary student and taking him to gay bars. Suit filed 1999. Current status of lawsuits unknown. Pastor of St. Peter in Merchantville per 2011 New Jersey Provincial Directory. In 2018 pastor of St Gianna Beretta Molla, Northfield.

Source: Brief in McKelvey v Pierce, 51,840 (New Jersey 2001); New Jersey Provincial Directory, 2011, p 228; Courier Post 03.24.99; Daily Journal 11.08.99; Daily Journal 06.03.00


Name: Mathews, Philip A.
Year: 1967
Outcome: Settled
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. Allegedly abused a boy, about age 10, in 1966 at an Atlantic City hotel, while assigned to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Berlin NJ. Claim settled 2/15. Mathews also worked in Laurel Springs and Margate parishes. Went on leave 1973. Appears not to have returned to ministry.

Source: BishopAccountability 03.28.16; Boston Globe 03.28.16; Boston Globe 03.28.16; Bostoncom 03.28.16; The Courier-Post 03.28.16; The Patch 03.28.16; WBUR 03.28.16; WBUR 03.28.16; NJcom 03.30.16

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: McCloskey, Francis A.
Outcome: Sued
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Sued 1994 in the massive RICO pleading filed by Steve Rabino. Accused of abuse of one boy and, later, the boy's daughter. Died 1/20/74. Portrait removed from St. Rose Parish church sometime during 2010.

Source: Atlanta Cty, NJ; Cause # ATL-L-004059; New Jersey Provincial Directory, 2011, p. 204


McElroy

Name: McElroy, Jr., John J.
Year: 1985
Outcome: Convicted
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Arrested 5/88 and convicted 1989 of abuse of boy, age 12. Received 5-year sentence. $700K settlement of lawsuit in 1990. Laicized in 1993 so he could marry. He sued diocese because it would not pay his criminal defense fees. Case dismissed by Superior Court. Also named in 1994 RICO pleading filed by Rubino.

Source: McElroy v. Guilfoyle, 589 A.2d 1082 (N.J. Super.; Washington Post 02.10.90; New Jersey Law Journal 05.30.91; Courier Post 12.01.92; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.11.94; Legal Intelligencer 12.15.99; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05


McGarvey

Name: McGarvey, Joseph
Year: 1950
Outcome: Sued
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Lawsuit filed 1993 by 3 victims, one a priest, alleged abuse by McGarvey and William C. O'Connell in 1960s when Plaintiffs were in their teens. Plaintiffs say they were abused between 1/65 - 12/72 when McGarvey was pastor of St. Mary's Church in Millville. Suit settled 10/93 for total of $384K and dismissed. McGarvey placed on leave in 1993 and later he was permanently removed.

Source: Superior Court of NJ (CA No. ALT-L-4059); Courier Post 06.10.93; NY Times 06.11.93; Washington Post 06.11.93; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.16.93; Courier Post 10.09.93; NY Times 10.13.93; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.11.94; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.11.94; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05


McIntyre

Name: McIntyre, James P.
Year: 1971
Outcome: Sued
City: Camden, NJ

Note: McIntyre was director of priest personnel. Sued 1994 in the big RICO lawsuit which alleged McIntyre, Dennis Rigney and Francis Flemming abused minors on several occasions at St. Pius X Church. Two brothers went to diocese in 1994 to complain of abuse 1963-1968 but Bishop McHugh rebuffed them. McIntyre was seminary student at time. Another suit dismissed in 1/03 based on credibility of plaintiff. Died 8/04. All RICO claims settled 3/03.

Source: Superior Court of NJ (CA No. ALT-L-4059); Philadelphia Inquirer 11.01.94; The Record (AP) 11.02.94; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.04.94; Courier Post 04.12.02; Courier Post 04.14.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Northeast Obits 08.11.04


Name: Millard, Daniel F. M.
Outcome: Accused
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Named in the RICO pleading filed in New Jersey in 1994. One woman alleged that Millard, her uncle, abused her when she was a child, beginning when she was five and continuing for 8 years. Died in 1972.

Source: Superior Court of NJ (CA No. ALT-L-4059); Daily Record 10.24.04; Telegram & Gazette 07.19.05; Telegram & Gazette 07.26.05; Boston Globe 08.31.05; Telegram & Gazette 11.03.05


Name: Morel, John J.
Year: 1969
Outcome: Sued
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Sued 1994 in massive RICO petition. Man claimed in 1993 written statement that Morel abused him from 1973-1981. In 1995 Morel pleaded guilty to harassment by touching; sentenced to 6 months probation and counseling. Placed on admin. leave at the time of the accusations.

Source: Atlantic County, NJ; # ATL-L-004059-94


Nwoga

Name: Nwoga, Laserian
Outcome: Sued
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Accused of fondling girl, age 17, in rectory in 2001. Civil suit filed. Diocese investigated and said it was inappropriate but not abuse. Still active priest with Camden diocese in 1/05 when he served in Kuwait for several months as military chaplain. As of 4/07, he was stationed at Kadena Air Force Base, Japan. Per 2011 New Jersey Provincial Directory, he is Chaplain at US Air Force Academy. In Biloxi MS (Air Force) in 8/18.

Source: Archdiocese for Military Services Newsletter, 2005; New Jersey Provincial Directory, 2011, p196; The Press 08.19.02; Courier Post 10.08.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.09.02; Archdiocese for Military Services Newsletter 04.30.07


Name: O'Sullivan, John J.
Year: 1950
Outcome: Sued
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Ordained in the diocese of Brooklyn, O'Sullivan was named in the 1994 RICO pleading as a known abuser. No specific allegations. He was shown as absent on sick leave per 1988, 1990 and 1995 Catholic Directories.

Source: Atlantic Cty, NJ; # ATL-L-004059-94


Orsini

Name: Orsini, Joseph
Year: 1964
Outcome: Sued
City: Camden, NJ

Note: In the 1994 RICO pleading filed by Steve Rubino, Orsini is accused of having engaged in repeated criminal sexual contact with a minor boy on several occasions beginning in 1967. All RICO claims were settled 3/03.

Source: Courier-Post 04.14.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03


Osinski

Name: Osinski, Peter J.
Year: 1969
Outcome: Convicted
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Arrested in 1997 and pleaded guilty in 1998 to sexual assault of boy for 7 years, beginning when boy was 6. Sentenced to 10 years. Laicized in 2003. May be living in Shenandoah, PA area 2009. On Sex Offender Register.

Source: Asbury Park Press 4.4.02; Star-Ledger 3.6.98; Star-Ledger 10.06.97; Star-Ledger 10.07.97; Star-Ledger 07.30.98; The Record 04.14.02; NY Times 04.16.02; The Record 04.18.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; New York Times 06.13.02; National Catholic Reporter 11.08.02; National Catholic Reporter 02.20.04; Philadelphila Inquirer 10.16.05


Pisik

Name: Pisik, Timothy E.
Year: 1974
Outcome: Convicted
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Convicted 1991 for sexual assault of 16 year old. Sentenced to 7 years and served 5. Named in 3/05 suit along with 2 other priests as abusers of one individual between 1986-1991. Also named as abuser in 1994 RICO civil suit. Lived in Syracuse NY as of 6/06. Diocese asked that he be laicized but Vatican sent case back and ordered church trial.

Source: Courier Post 4.1.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.31.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05; Post Standard 06.23.06


Name: Rigney, Dennis J.
Year: 1947
Outcome: Sued
City: Camden, NJ

Note: In 1994 RICO lawsuit Rigney and two other priests were accused of abuse of two brothers 1963-1978. Suit dismissed but both settled 3/03. Diocese said allegations not credible. Died in 1992. Brother of Philip (also accused).

Source: Atlantic Cty, NJ; # ATL-L-004059-94; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.01.94; Courier Post 04.14.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Courier Post 01.16.03; Star-Ledger 01.16.03; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05


Rigney

Name: Rigney, Philip T.
Year: 1949
Outcome: Settled
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Monsignor. Director of Vocations, accused of insuring a continuous inflow of child molesters into the Camden Diocese. Named as abuser in three lawsuits. Abuse of two boys reported to Bishop in 1984. Part of 2003 settlement. Retired 1986 and worked part time in Palm Beach, FL. Permission removed in 1994 but he kept working. Permanently suspended 2002. Brother of accused priest Dennis Rigney. Died 10/11/05.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 11.01.94; Courier Post 04.02.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.02.02; Palm Beach Post 04.06.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.09.02; Courier Post 04.10.02; Courier Post 04.14.02; Star Ledger 04.16.02; Sun-Sentinel 04.16.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.17.02; Star Leger 04.19.02; Sun-Sentinel 04.24.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.05.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.05.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Palm Beach Post 02.28.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05


Name: Ryan, James R.
Year: 1966
Outcome: Sued
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Sued 2005. Ryan and two other priests accused of abuse of a youth in late 1980s. Petition alleges that Ryan threatened the plaintiff and his family if he told anyone about the abuse. Died 4/10/04.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 03.31.05; Courier Post 04.01.05


Name: Scott, Augustus
Outcome: Accused
City: Camden, NJ

Note: In 4/12, attorney Mitch Garabedian announced that he had recently settled at least one case involving allegation of abuse by Scott. Abuse occurred several times in Scott's car between 1969-1970 when accuser was 16. Diocese says Scott is not an active priest. Other sources report he is living in North Carolina.

Source: BishopAccountability.org 04.11.12; Coshocton Tribune 04.11.12


Name: Seidenberg, Augustine J.
Year: 1948
Outcome: Accused
City: Camden, NJ

Note: 5 women filed suit in 1994 alleging abuse as minors. Seidenberg would force them to sit on his lap while he masturbated and fondled them during confessions. Permanently suspended from ministry 1994 Women shared in 3/03 settlement. He died 1/13/01 per 2011 New Jersey Provincial Directory.

Source: Atlantic Cty, NJ; # ATL-L-004059-94; New Jersey Provincial Directory, 2011, p. 206; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.01.94; The Record (AP) 11.02.94; Courier Post 04.14.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05


Name: Shannon, Joseph E.
Year: 1961
Outcome: Sued
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Named in 1991 civil suit as having abused an altar boy from age 12-27 yrs. Placed on sick leave 1990. Diocese settled the case 10/93 for $50K when victim threatened to appeal dismissal on SOL grounds. Also named in 1994 RICO pleading as having abused another youth. Denied allegations. Claims dismissed on SOL but settled 3/03 when all RICO claims settled. New suit filed 1/12 re abuse at St. Anthony of Padua School in Camden in 1970s. Settlement reached 11/13. Died 9/19/13 at Vianney Retreat.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 01.11.94; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.12.94; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.01.94; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.21.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.27.12; Catholic Star Herald 02.02.12; Courier Post 05.17.12; Courier Post 02.16.13; Courier Post 02.21.13; Courthouse News Service 04.18.13; Courier-Post 08.05.13; Courier-Post 09.26.13; SNAP Statement 09.27.13; Courier-Post 10.07.13; Courier-Post 11.19.13; Courier-Post 03.28.16


Sullivan

Name: Sullivan, Brendan V.
Year: 1960
Outcome: Accused
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Sullivan, who retired in 2004, was permanently removed from active ministry by the Diocese 2/23/10 after substantiated allegations that he had abused a 14 yr old boy in 1981. Sullivan was assigned to Assumption parish in Atco at the time. Diocese had denied knowing of any other claims against Sullivan. Died 4/11.

Source: NBC40 3.3.10; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.3.10; Press of Atlantic City 3.3.10; Press of Atlantic City 3.5.10; Catholic Star Herald 02.25.10


Name: Titmas, William D.
Year: 1963
Outcome: Accused
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Titmas and 2 other priests accused of abuse of 1 youth between 1972-1977 in 1994 RICO lawsuit. Permanently removed from ministry when suit filed. Died 2004. All RICO claims settled 3/03.

Source: Courier Post 07.20.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05


Weaver

Name: Weaver, Patrick J.
Year: 1963
Outcome: Convicted
City: Camden, NJ

Note: Weaver was a "spiritual adviser" to Bishop Guilfoyle. Original accusation rec'd in 1966. Diocese did nothing except promote and transfer him. Arrested 1985 and 1986, charged with sex crimes. Convicted and placed on probation. Abused at least six boys. Named in 1994 RICO lawsuit. Permanently suspended. Died 5/21/11.

Source: Courier Post 04.14.02; Star Ledger 04.29.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05


Diocese of Metuchen

Banko

Name: Banko, John M.
Year: 1972
Outcome: Convicted
City: Metuchen, NJ

Note: Removed from ministry 2000. Convicted 2002 on charges of molesting 11-yr-old boy in 1993. At least 9 other alleged victims have also come forward; victims as young as age 6. Additional criminal charges filed 9/06 alleging abuse of a boy 1994-1995. Diagnosed as "repetitive and compulsive sexual offender." Died 2/29/16 at the New Jersey Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Woodbridge NJ.

Source: Star Ledger 08.03.01; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; NY Times 01.31.03; New Jersey Times 05.21.03; NY Times 07.16.03; Diocese of Metuchen 02.27.04; Courier News 09.07.06; Express Times 09.07.06; The Times (NJ) 09.07.06; Express Times 09.08.06; Star Ledger 09.08.06; Courier News 11.04.06; Express Times 11.04.06; Express Times 01.27.07; Express Times 05.07.07; Express Times 06.02.07; Home News Tribune 06.30.07; Star Ledger 05.06.08; Star-Ledger 05.13.08; Home News Tribune 09.05.08; Star-Ledger 09.06.08; New Jersey com 03.01.16


Name: Casey, John J.
Year: 1984
Outcome: Accused
City: Metuchen, NJ

Note: Placed on leave 7/05. Accused of abuse of "minor" in approx. 1987. No further information provided. No criminal prosecution because SOL Died 8/1/08. Obituary referred to him as pastor of St. Joseph's Church. Bishop Bootkoski performed burial mass.

Source: Courier News 5.8.07; MyCentralJersey.com 8.3.08; Courier News 07.12.05; Home News Tribune 07.12.05; NY Times 07.12.05; Star Ledger 07.12.05; Courier News 07.13.05; Courier News 07.19.05; Star-Ledger 10.12.10


Cashman

Name: Cashman, Michael J.
Year: 1975
Outcome: Settled
City: Metuchen, NJ

Note: Native of Ireland. Placed on leave 2002 after accusation that he abused a former parishioner, her son and daughter in 1978 at parish in Old Bridge. Other accusations also made. Included in 1/03 settlement re abuse by 5 priests. He denied all allegations. In 3/09 church trial found him guilty of 1 count of abuse between 1980-1983 and permanently removed him from public ministry. On July 27, 2014, Diocese announced that that Appeals Court had found him guilty of "ongoing sexual abuse" of two minor children in the early 1980s. He was also dismissed from the priesthood per 7/21/14 letter from Bishop.

Source: Star Ledger 04.23.02; NY Times 01.31.03; Star Ledger 02.02.03; Press of Atlantic City 03.15.03; Home News Tribune 05.20.03; Diocese of Metuchen 02.27.04; Home News Tribune 07.02.07; Home News Tribune 07.08.07; Home News Tribune 03.20.09; Tribune 02.07.10; PDF of Bishop Statement 07.21.14; Statement by Diocese of Metuchen 07.29.14; SNAP Statement 09.15.14


Cole

Name: Cole, Raymond L.
Year: 1972
Outcome: Cleared
City: Metuchen, NJ

Note: Pastor of St. Joseph Church in Hillsborough, NJ. Allegation of abuse of a minor in late 1970s when he was associate pastor at St. Mary Parish in South Amboy. County prosecutor informed the diocese but will not file criminal charges due to Statute of Limitations. Cole denied the allegation. Matter referred to Vatican. Cole found not guilty by a church tribunal, composed of three priests from outside the diocese, in 11/15. Cole was planning to go to Guatemala to study Spanish, then return to the diocese to do Hispanic ministry.

Source: Bishop of Metuchen letter 10.25.13; Star Ledger 10.28.13; Hillsborough Patch 10.29.13; My Central Jersey 10.29.13; My Central New Jersey 11.13.15; NJ website 11.13.15; SNAP 11.13.15; CentralJersey 11.16.15; The Patch 11.16.15; Suburban 11.17.15


Corbesero

Name: Corbesero, Eugene D.
Year: 1962
Outcome: Convicted
City: Metuchen, NJ

Note: Corbesero, a "former priest," pleaded guilty 6/07 to sexually assaulting a 12 yr old boy in 8/06 in New Jersey and was sentenced 10/07 to 5 yrs prison. Conviction upheld by appeals court 12/08. Prosecutors tried to obtain his personnel records from time as priest alleging that he may have had similar troubles in the 1970s but court denied the motion. Corbesero left the order in approx. 1979 and later married. Still in prison 8/11.

Source: Star-Ledger 5.9.07; Star-Ledger 6.9.07; Star-Ledger 10.06.07; Home News Tribune 12.26.08; Star-Ledger 12.27.08

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Dolak, Mark
Year: 1979
Outcome: Settled
City: Metuchen, NJ

Note: Accused of abusing a male minor at an unspecified date. Claims against him were included in 1/03 settlement between Diocese and victims of 5 priests. None of the priests in the settlement admitted any wrongdoing. Woman who claimed sex abuse by Dolak 1979-87, beginning when she was age 13 and an Our Lady of Peace school student and parishioner in Fords, NJ, where Dolak was assigned.

Source: Star-Ledger 01.30.03; New York Times 01.31.03; Home News Tribune 05.20.03; Bridgewater Courier News 08.01.18


Duggan

Name: Duggan, Kevin P.
Year: 1987
Outcome: Accused
City: Metuchen, NJ

Note: In 11/13, Bishop told parishioners at St. James the Less that Duggan had been accused of sexually abusing a developmentally-challenged adult in early 1990s at St. James Parish in Woodbridge. Sent to Guest House in MN for treatment of alcoholism. Adamantly denied allegations. Review Board found accuser to be credible. Privileges removed. Vatican to decide if matter falls under Dallas Charter.

Source: MyCentralJersey 11.08.13; NJToday 11.08.13; Star-Ledger 11.08.13


Farrell

Name: Farrell, George A.
Year: 1996
Outcome: Accused
City: Metuchen, NJ

Note: Prior to 1996 ordination, Farrell served as a Brother of Charity for 12 yrs. Placed on leave 5/03 and sent to a "supervised living facility" after being accused of an "isolated incident" of "inappropriate communication" over the Internet with a minor in 1997. Returned to duty by Bishop 10/04. Still active as of 3/13 at St. Joseph in North Plainfield, NJ.

Source: Home News Tribune 05.22.03; Star Ledger 05.22.03; Catholic Spirit 05.29.03; Home News Tribune 10.07.04


Name: Giordano, John C.
Year: 1967
Outcome: Accused
City: Metuchen, NJ

Note: Giordano retired from St. Luke's Church in North Plainfield early in 5/07. He attributed his retirement to the pressures of running a parish and allegations of sexual misconduct. The diocese apparently investigated at the time and no action was taken. He denied all allegations and stated that the "allegations were handled properly according to both civil and canon law."

Source: Courier News 5.8.07; Star-Ledger 10.12.10


Huels

Name: Huels, John
Year: 1976
Outcome: Accused
City: Metuchen, NJ

Note: Accused in 1994 of abuse in 1970s of a 15-year-old boy in New Jersey. Admitted the abuse. A second victim came forward. Forced to step down as head of the Chicago-based Servites. Went to Africa for a few years. Hired 1997 by St. Paul University in Ottawa, ON, Canada. By 2002 he was still priest and professor and vice dean of canon law at St. Paul's, which said he took "medical leave for the treatment of severe depression" in 8/02 after allegation surfaced. Ottawa archbishop said Huels was leaving Servites and would seek laicization. In 9/18 he was still professor of canon law at Saint Paul. He was removed from that position after publicity the same month.

Source: Impact Statement of Michael Bland 06.13.02; Chicago Tribune 08.07.02; Washington Post 08.07.02; Commercial Appeal (TN) 11.12.02; Grand Rapid Press 12.14.02; LifeSiteNews 09.09.05; National Catholic Reporter 09.12.18; National Catholic Reporter 09.21.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Kuffner

Name: Kuffner, Patrick J.
Year: 2002
Outcome: Accused
City: Metuchen, NJ

Note: Suspended from ministry in 2/18 due to allegations by 3 people that he had sexually abused them as minors when Kuffner was a teacher at Sacred Heart School on Staten Island around 1983, prior to ordination. Taught for 30 years in Staten Island Catholic school system. Was Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Virgin in Middlesex Borough when suspended. Law enforcement investigating in 2/18.

Source: Diocese of Metuchen 02.25.18; My Central New Jersey 02.26.18; SI LIve 02.26.18; NJ com 02.27.18; Staten Island Advance 02.27.18


Name: Littleton, Gregory J.
Year: 1990
Outcome: Accused
City: Metuchen, NJ

Note: Per Metuchen Bishop, Littleton gave info to diocese in 1993 that implicated him in sexual abuse of 2 minors. Removed from duty and sent for evaluation and 3 years of therapy. Allowed to return on limited basis; in 1997 he was returned to full time duty. Transferred to Charlotte, NC diocese in 1997. Charlotte diocese was told of his past. Accusations made to Metuchen 10/02 and passed to Charlotte. Not removed from duties by Charlotte until 2/04 when accusations found to be credible. Per news in 8/18, Littleton claimed he was a victim of sexual misconduct by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. McCarrick was removed from active ministry and resigned as Cardinal in 2018 due to past allegations of abuse of a minor; he also was accused of sexually abusing seminarians and priests while a NJ bishop.

Source: Charlotte Observer 02.21.04; Star-Ledger 02.22.04; Charlotte Observer 02.24.04; Charlotte Observer 08.26.18; Catholic News Herald 08.28.18


Name: Santillo,Michael P.
Year: 1975
Outcome: Convicted
City: Metuchen, NJ

Note: Worked in diocese until 1992 when he left active priesthood to care for his parents. In 5/97, he was charged with molesting a 13 yr old boy in 1987. When arrested, he was working in non-priest role at church in Albany, NY diocese. Convicted 1999 of sexually assaulting 1 youth. Also molested 3 more.. Died of cancer in prison 2000. Three claims included in 1/03 diocesan settlement re abuse by 5 priests.

Source: Star Ledger 08.21.97; Star Ledger 08.22.97; Albany Times Union 08.23.97; Star Ledger 08.27.97; Star Ledger 09.19.97; Star Ledger 07.17.98; Star Ledger 10.01.98; Star Ledger 06.11.99; Star Ledger 06.16.99; Star Ledger 11.16.99; Star Ledger 05.24.00; Star-Ledger 01.30.03; NY Times 01.31.03


Name: Spalding, John B.
Outcome: Charged
City: Metuchen, NJ

Note: Taught at St. Joseph's High School in Metuchen. Charged 2/16 with possessing and viewing child pornography on his computer. Released on bail. Was to return to his home in RI.

Source: New Jersey website 02.18.16; SNAP 02.18.16


Name: Zielinski, Tomasz Adam
Outcome: Convicted
City: Metuchen, NJ

Note: Zielinski, a priest from Poland, had been working at Christ King Church in Manville since 4/08. In 7/08 a teenage girl complained to flight attendants that he was groping her and attempting to unzip her pants during flight from Poland to the US. Zielinski was criminally charged approx. 1 week later, He was placed on leave by the diocese. Pleaded guilty 10/1/08. Sentenced to 1 yr in fed. prison 1/09. Released 1/10.

Source: Star-Ledger 07.11.08; Star-Ledger 07.12.08; Home News Tribune 07.17.08; USA Today 07.17.08; WNBC 07.17.08; Manville News 07.21.08; Star-Ledger 10.02.08; Star-Ledger 01.27.09


Archdiocese of Newark

Name: Andre, Sister
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Dominican Sisters of the Third Order of St. Dominic
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Accused of sexually abusing a girl beginning in 1965 at age 12. Letters turned over by the Dominicans reportedly confirmed the accusation. Church paid for counseling; in 1989 the victim committed suicide. Sr. Andre had worked in 2 other dioceses before Newark and was transferred to CT in 1967.

Source: Times of Acadiana 08.07.02


Name: Campanalonga, Michael G.
Year: 1962
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Accused of molesting and abusing three brothers in late 60's/early 70s including on trip to California. He was permanently suspended in 1993 after refusing psychiatric evaluation after allegations of sexual abuse were made. Two of the three brothers sued him in 1994. SOL stopped legal action and case dismissed 2002 after several appeals.

Source: Star-Ledger 05.25.96; The Record 05.25.96; Star-Ledger 11.18.98; The Record 11.18.98; Record (NJ) 10.23.99; The Record 11.23.99; The Record 03.13.02; USA Today 11.11.02


Capparelli

Name: Capparelli, John M.
Year: 1980
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Abuse of one youth. Made boys wrestle in skimpy bathing suits and photographed them. Sold videos on web. Left active priesthood in mid-1980s. Privileges removed 1992; sent for treatment. Taught high school in Newark for 20 yrs. At least 24 other men came forward with same complaints. Removed to non-teaching job 11/11. It is believed he was laicized in 3/14.

Source: Star-Ledger 10.16.11; Star-Ledger 10.16.11; Post-Star 10.17.11; WABC 10.17.11; Star-Ledger 10.23.11; Star-Ledger 10.30.11; Star-Ledger 11.01.11; Star-Ledger 11.22.11; Star-Ledger 11.22.11; Star-Ledger 12.16.11; NPR 01.03.12; Star-Ledger 06.30.13; The Record 05.23.14; The Record 05.23.14; Bishop's Response in The Record 05.28.14


Name: Chabak, Robert H.
Year: 1972
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Removed from St Valentine in Bloomfield 11/04 after allegation that he abused a boy age 15 for 3 years, beginning shortly after his 1972 ordination, when assigned to St. Mary of the Assumption in Elizabeth. Retired per 2009-2012 Directories. Had been living in rectory after Hurricane Sandy with permission from Archdiocese until public pressure forced removal in 2/13. Parish priest resigned 7/13.

Source: News Release from Archdiocese of Newark 11.25.98; Star Ledger 11.16.04; Star Ledger 07.20.13; ABC 27 07.21.13; Riverdell Patch 07.21.13; Star Ledger 07.21.13; The Republic (AP) 07.21.13; SNAP Statement 07.22.13; The Record 07.22.13; Herald News 07.23.13; The Record 07.23.13; The Record 07.23.13; Spiritual Politics 07.24.13; The Record 07.28.13; Patch 07.29.13; Star-Ledger 11.03.13

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Chaney

Name: Chaney, John B.
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: CFC - Congregation of Christian Brothers
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Listed on 6/11/14 by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Chaney was added to a list of accused on the website of Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian on 10/31/14 after a settlement had been reached in the year previous. Assignments included Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell NJ. The 2014 Official Catholic Directory shows Chaney living at a Christian Brothers residence in West Park, in the New York archdiocese. Convicted abuser Bro Ronald Justin Lasik CFC and accused Bro John Laurence Heathwood CFC are also listed as residing there.

Source: Bergen Catholic Crusader 1965; Edmund Rice Christian Brothers List 06.11.14; BA Information Page 10.31.14; Garabedian Law 10.31.14


Cheplic

Name: Cheplic, Peter A.
Year: 1972
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Original accusation in 2002 by 1 man and accusations of abuse in 1980s by 3 individuals reported in 2005. Went on "voluntary" leave in 2005 then retired in 2006 after Church decided to try him. Last known to be living without restrictions at St. John Vianney Residence for Retired Priests in Rutherford, NJ

Source: Jersey Journal 09.19.05; Jersey Journal 09.19.05; NorthJerseycom 10.13.05; Jersey Journal 01.20.06; Jersey Journal 03.21.06; Star Ledger 03.21.06; Star Ledger 05.03.06; Jersey Journal 05.04.06; NorthJerseycom 12.04.08; Daily Record 05.11.09; Star-Ledger 11.03.13


Name: Coakley, Robert "Br. Edmund"
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Franciscan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Scoutmaster and teacher. Accused of abuse of 2 brothers, one of whom killed himself at age 12. Died 1988. Civil suit filed and appealed to NJ Supreme Court. Dismissed because of NJ Charitable Immunity Act. Coakley's name appeared in the Boy Scout Perversion files released in 2012.

Source: Schultz v. Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark; San Jose Mercury News 12.30.89; USA Today 11.11.02; NewJersey.Com 05.02.03; Press of Atlantic City 01.27.04; Website: Catholic Scouters & Sexual Abuse, 11.30.07; The Record 11.18.12


Name: Cocozza, Dennis E.
Year: 1975
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Removed from his assignment at Church of the Assumption in Roselle Park in April, 2002 after accusation of "sexual improprieties involving a minor" several years previously.

Source: Bergen Record 04.16.02; Star-Ledger 04.17.02


Name: Crouse, William S.
Year: 1959
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Sons of the Sacred Heart
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Worked in Ethiopia, GA, OH, NJ, Vietnam, MD, Puerto Rico and PA. Per the PA Attorney General's 3/1/16 report, Crouse sodomized a 14-yr-old boy in the late 1960s while assigned to his order's monastery (Sons of the Sacred Heart, or "Verona Fathers") in Montclair, NJ. Victim told Altoona's Bishop Adamec in 2002. (Crouse was assigned to Altoona-Johnstown diocese at the time.) Alleged a "Fr Ben" also molested him, and both gave him alcohol. Crouse admitted "inappropriate relationship." Medical retirement 2002. Died 07/11/09.

Source: PA AG Statement 03.01.16; PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16; PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16; Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16


Name: Dagwell, John H.
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Xaverian
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Dagwell pleaded guilty in 1988 to molesting one student in Newark, NJ; others also complained. Sentenced to probation and ordered to stay from children. Fired from his position as teacher and coach at a parochial school. Transferred to Boston and may have abused there. Left order in 2002.

Source: Boston Globe 01.31.03; Boston Herald 01.31.03; Patriot Ledger 01.31.03; The Record 02.17.03


Defrias

Name: Defrias, Hadmels R.
Year: 1999
Outcome: Arrested
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: DeFrias, a native of the Dominican Republic, was accused of fondling two brothers under the age of 14 when they worked at rectory of St. Mary's of the Assumption in Elizabeth in 2001 and 2002, Their mother walked in on him one time and complained to church officials. He was removed from parish and active priesthood. DeFrias was living in Maryland at time of his arrest in 2003

Source: Associated Press 08.13.03; Star-Ledger 08.14.03


Dominic

Name: Dominic, Yusaf
Year: 1974
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Native of Pakistan. Accused of abuse of boys in several countries. Convicted of abuse in 1996 in England. Returned to ministry after jail. In US, he worked in Newark Diocese and in New York City area. Several variations on his name, depending on where he worked, including Dominic Yusaf. In 2004 he was found working in Italy.

Source: Dallas Morning News 6.23.04 (Major Account); SNAP Fact Sheet 6.9.10


Name: Dowd, William J.
Year: 1967
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Removed 2002. Allegations of past abuse of a minor. Case referred to Vatican which sent it back to archdiocese for trial. Dowd is fighting accusations. Church trial held in Jan. 2005. The trial cleared Dowd but the Vatican did not confirm the verdict until 2007. He returned to active ministry as of 7/01/07.

Source: The Record 04.09.02; Star-Ledger 04.10.02; The Record 09.23.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Star-Ledger 07.21.04; The Record 07.21.04; Star Ledger 01.14.05; The Record 01.14.05; NorthJersey com 06.11.07; NorthJersey com 06.12.07; Star-Ledger 06.12.07; NorthJersey com 07.02.07


Name: Eilert, Edward J.
Year: 1964
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Removed 2002. Accused of abuse of teenage girl in 1979. She also made accusations about 2 other priests. As of 2003, Eilert was one of seven priests who should have had criminal charges filed against them. No charges filed, however, against any of the seven because of statute of limitation or because witnesses would not testify. Eilert is no longer in ministry. Has been living without restrictions at St. John Vianney Residence for Retired Priests in Rutherford, NJ for several years as of 11/13.

Source: Star-Ledger 06.25.02; The Record 06.26.02; Star-Ledger 06.27.02; Star-Ledger 07.19.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Star-Ledger 08.14.03; Star-Ledger 06.14.04; Star-Ledger 11.03.13


Ernst

Name: Ernst, David A.
Year: 1954
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Allegedly, at one point he worked at Our Lady Help of Christians parochial school in East Orange as boys' sex education teacher. Multiple accusers have come forward in the past as well as in 2010. At least one claim against Ernst (who died 3/26/88) was included in 10/04 $1M settlement between Archdiocese and individuals who claimed abuse by 9 priests. Ernst also served in parishes in Rutherford, Wyckoff and Ridgefield Park.

Source: Cranford Citizen & Chronicle 05.20.54; The Record 10.09.04

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Ford

Name: Ford, Thomas Cuthbert
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: CFC - Congregation of Christian Brothers
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Ford, an American & Irish citizen, was accused of beating 5 boys at Mount Cashel orphanage in Newfoundland 1956-1959. Worked as Dean at Damien Memorial School in HI from 1972 to 1975. Taught at Bergen Catholic in Newark archdiocese 1986-1996. Indicted in Canada in 1996. In 2000 he agreed to return to Canada. Charges reduced. He pled guilty to brutally beating one of the boys in a shower and was sentenced to 5 months in jail 8/00. Died 12/24/08. Named in 4/4/14 civil suit as having abused one boy at Damien Memorial School in Hawaii in approx. 1970.

Source: Associated Press 03.28.99; Associated Press 04.02.99; The Record (NJ) 08.02.99; The Record 08.21.00; NY Times 08.22.00; Star-Ledger 08.25.00; NY Times 08.26.00; The Record 08.26.00; The Record 12.27.08; HawaiiNewsNow 02.10.12; Complaint in John Roe No 27 v Congregation of Christian Brothers et al, Cause No 14-1-0855-4, First Circuit Court, Hawaii 04.04.14; Media Statement from Jeff Anderson & Assoc 04.07.14


Fugee

Name: Fugee, Michael C.
Year: 1994
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Accused 2001 of fondling a boy in 1999, beginning when the boy was age 13. Admitted behavior. Placed on leave. Found guilty 4/03 of aggravated sexual contact. Conviction overturned on appeal 2006. Signed agreement never to work unsupervised with children and to go to sex offender therapy. Back in ministry by 2009 as hospital chaplain and in parishes. Given chancery work. In 4/13 was found to be helping with overnight teen retreats in a parish. Resigned from active ministry 5/2/13. Agreed 11/1/13 (as part of criminal case against him for contempt of court based on recent behavior) to voluntarily seek laicization. Laicization announced 3/17/14.

Source: Collection of Articles Prior to 05.06.13; Asbury Park Press 05.10.13; Star Ledger 05.19.13; Star-Ledger 05.20.13; The Record 05.20.13; Wyckoff Patch 05.20.13; CBS NY 05.21.13; National Catholic Reporter 05.21.13; New Jersey 101_5 05.21.13; PhillyBurbs (AP) 05.21.13; SNAP 05.21.13; SNAP Statement 05.21.13; Star-Ledger 05.21.13; Spiritual Politics 05.22.13; The Record 05.22.13; Star Ledger 05.23.13; Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch 05.23.13; The Record 05.29.13; Wyckoff Patch 07.22.13; Record 09.27.13; Consent Order in Matter of State of NJ v Fugee 11.01.13; Star-Ledger 11.03.13; Cliffview Pilot 11.08.13; National Catholic Reporter 11.08.13; SNAP Statement 11.08.13; Star-Ledger 11.08.13; Statement by Bergen Co Prosecutor's office 11.08.13; Statement by Vice Chancellor of Newark Archdiocese 11.08.13; The Record 11.08.13; ABC News 11.09.13; Asbury Park Press 11.09.13; Star-Ledger 11.09.13; The Record 11.09.13; Spiritual Politics 11.11.13; Religion Clause 11.12.13; The Record 02.09.14; NJdotCom 02.10.14; Patch 02.10.14; SNAP Statement 02.10.14; The Record 02.10.14; SNAP Statement 02.20.14; Star-Ledger 03.17.14; The Record 03.17.14; NBC New York 03.18.14; NJ TV 03.18.14; SNAP Statement 03.18.14; Wyckoff Patch 03.19.14; Star-Ledger 03.22.14; Star-Ledger 07.31.16; Star-Ledger 07.31.16

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Galdon, Richard
Year: 1959
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Took leave in 1986 and suspended from duties 1987. Abused boys in 1960s-1970s as priest and boy scout troop chaplain. Convicted 1987 of sexual abuse of 3 individuals. Sentenced to total of 25 years. Charges relating to abuse of 7 others dropped. Died in 2000 "serving at the Service of the Paraclete, a home for retired priests in Jemez Springs, New Mexico," (actually a well-known treatment center for pedophile priests).

Source: MyCentralJersey 1.3.12; Star Ledger 5.4.07; Star Ledger 7.1.00; UPI 3.4.87; UPI 10.28.87; Bergen Record 10.29.87; San Jose Mercury News 12.30.87


Gallo Espinoza

Name: Gallo Espinoza, Manuel
Year: < 2003
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Assigned to St. Mary's, Plainfield NJ as visiting priest from Ecuador. In 4/03 15-yr-old boy, a St. Mary's youth group member, told his priest-cousin and a youth group leader Gallo Espinoza raped him in a parish rectory bedroom. Accusation reported less than two weeks later by Catholic Charities to prosecutor's office. Archdiocesan officials told Gallos Espinoza he could no longer minister; the priest fled to Ecuador. In 2005 Gallo Espinoza returned to the US and taught in a middle school and a high school in MD and VA. He abruptly left there in 2/14. In 7/15 his whereabouts were unknown and criminal investigation re-opened. In 8/15 he was found to be in Ecuador. Admitted to a "sexual encounter" with the boy. Victim filed criminal complaint and arrest warrant issued 1/16. Indicted in 5/16. Still at large.

Source: WJLA; New Jersey news website 07.30.15; Daily Mail (UK) 08.19.15; New Jersey 1015 08.19.15; New Jersey news website 08.19.15; SNAP 08.19.15; New Jersey news website 01.07.16; New Jersey news website 05.25.16; Clay Center Dispatch 05.26.16; Patch 05.26.16; SNAP 05.26.16


Giblin

Name: Giblin, William
Year: 1959
Outcome: Arrested
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Parish priest in early career in North Arlington and Rutherford NJ. At Seton Hall Prep 1961-1988 as teacher, athletic director; headmaster 1969-1980. Briefly assigned to parish in River Edge, then pastor of St. Joseph in East Orange 1989-2000. Retired 7/00, lived and assisted at Holy Rosary in Edgewater until 2010. Arrested in Canada 7/02 with another priest in male prostitution sting allegedly involving minors. Placed on leave/retired by archdiocese. Charges against Giblin dropped 4/03 for lack of evidence; the other priest was convicted. Died 5/13/11. Former Seton Hall student filed suit, claiming abuse by Giblin and Rev. Robert Gibney in the 1960s. Suit ongoing in 10/17.

Source: Star-Ledger 07.27.02; Star-Ledger 07.28.02; The Record 07.28.02; The Record 07.30.02; The Record 10.03.02; USA Today 11.11.02; The Record 04.10.03; Star-Ledger 05.02.03; The Record 05.02.03; Star Ledger 05.16.11; NJcom 09.15.17


Gibney

Name: Gibney, Robert G.
Year: 1954
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: After pre-suit mediation failed, a man filed civil suit 8/7/14 against Gibney, the Archdiocese of Newark and Sacred Heart Parish and School in Newark. He alleged abuse between 1961-1963. Suit filed in NJ State Superior Court in Essex County. Gibney died in 2012. Second man came forward to allege abuse at St. Catherine Parish. Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. Settlement 11/14 with archdiocese re alleged abuse of a child 1961-63 at Sacred Heart in Vailsburg.

Source: Road to Recovery 08.06.14; News 12 08.08.14; Road to Recovery 08.16.14; BishopAccountability 03.28.16; Boston Globe 03.28.16; Bostoncom 03.28.16; Bostoncom 03.28.16; The Patch 03.28.16; WBUR 03.28.16; WBUR 03.28.16; NJcom 09.15.17

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Granstrand, Charles P.
Year: 1966
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: In 9/10 Granstrand announced during services at Our Lady of Mercy that Bergen Co. Prosecutor's Office had investigated allegations of sexual abuse of young children but that no criminal charges would be filed against him. Father of one man in his 20s told reporters that Granstrand had molested his son and another boy in 1996 and that his son spiraled into drugs and trouble and was currently awaiting prosecution for arson. No information from church. Still active 7/3/14.

Source: The Record 09.13.10; SNAP Statement 07.03.14

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Gugliotta

Name: Gugliotta, Kevin A.
Year: 1996
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Suspended 2003 re allegations he abused a 16-yr-old boy mid-1980s, before ordination. Was family friend and Boy Scout leader of boy, whom he allegedly stalked. No charges due to SOL. Reinstated 12/04 with no restrictions, including as youth group chaplain. Arrested in NJ 10/20/16 on possessing, viewing and disseminating child porn in PA, where he stayed in apt a few times per week. Per detectives he uploaded from his computer 20 files to internet chat rooms of children engaging in sex acts. Had been removed from Holy Spirit in Union NJ earlier in month due to investigation and was "fugitive from justice." 8 yrs at St. Bartholomew in Scotch PlainsPled guilty 3/17. May be released after a month for time served. Said he uploaded the porn to get back at God as he wasn't winning poker tournaments.

Source: Asbury Park Press 10.26.16; New Jersey 101 5 10.26.16; NJcom 10.26.16; SNAP 10.26.16; The Patch 10.26.16; TImes-Tribune 10.26.16; WABC 10.26.16; WNEP 10.26.16; Citizens Voice 10.27.16; TAPinto 10.27.16; Times-Tribune 11.10.16; Wayne Independent 11.12.16; NJ com 12.05.16; SNAP 12.05.16; NJ com 01.08.17; NJ com 01.15.17; Pocono Record 03.09.17; US News 03.10.17; The Times-Tribune 08.24.17; WNEP 08.24.17; New York Daily News 08.25.17; Crux and AP 09.16.17


Heustis

Name: Heustis, Jerome "Jerry"
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: CFC - Congregation of Christian Brothers
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Accused of molesting one boy between 1963-1967 at Essex Catholic High School, Newark, New Jersey. The youth committed suicide in 1978. The boy's cousin later filed a civil suit re NY Archdiocese, Newark & and the Order alleging abuse by several brothers and brothers in the order. Heustis later served as principal at Palma High for 6 yrs in 1980s. Deceased.

Source: Renew America 05.17.06; Hoatson v NY Archdiocese et al, Cause No 07-102959, 08.14.07; KSBW 02.27.12; Monterey Herald 02.27.12; The Californian 02.27.12; Monterey Herald 02.28.12; The Californian 02.28.12; Monterey Herald 07.30.12; Santa Cruz Sentinel 03.28.13; Monterey Herald 09.06.13; Monterey Herald (AP) 10.12.13


Name: Hewitt, Andrew
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: CFC - Congregation of Christian Brothers
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Accused of abusing a freshman boy with emotional problems. Civil suit filed 8/88 and police conducted investigation. Hewitt sentenced to 5 years probation 4/89 and inpatient therapy in New Mexico.

Source: Bruni, Gospel of Shame, p. 186; McNally v. Providence Washington Insurance Co., 698 A.2d 543, 548 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 1997)


Heyndricks

Name: Heyndricks, Eugene P.
Year: 1981
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Arrested in July 2002 in male prostitution sting allegedly involving minors. Placed on leave by archdiocese. Pleaded guilty 2003 and sentenced to 2 yrs probation with no unsupervised contact with minors. Archdiocese still investigating and he remained on leave as of 5/03. Apparently lived without restrictions at St. John Vianney Residence for Retired Priests in Rutherford, NJ for several years until his death 12/24/07.

Source: Star-Ledger 07.27.02; Star-Ledger 07.28.02; The Record 07.28.02; The Record 07.30.02; the Record 10.03.02; USA Today 11.11.02; The Record 04.10.03; Star Ledger 05.02.03; The Record 05.02.03; Star-Ledger 11.03.13


Jerome

Name: Jerome, Vincent
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: FMS (The Marist Brothrs)
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Associated with Marist Brothers' High School & Roselle Catholic High School. Taught in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Japan. Last known to be living in 2008 at Marist Retirement Residence in Miami, FL.

Source: BishopAccountability.org 04.11.12


Name: Komar, John E.
Year: 1964
Outcome: Arrested
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Arrested 2003 for viewing child porn on his work computer. He had been hospital chaplain at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for 10 yrs. Hospital's computer technician noticed the websites in the computer history and notified police. He was placed on leave. Has been living without restrictions at St. John Vianney Residence for Retired Priests in Rutherford, NJ for several years as of 11/13.

Source: NY Post 04.15.03; The Record (NJ) 04.15.03; Star-Ledger 11.03.13


Kuntz

Name: Kuntz, James F.
Year: 1977
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Jesuit
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Pled guilty 9/08 to possession of child pornography on computer. Sentenced 2/09 to 40 mo. prison and 5 yrs supervised release. He was former administrator at St. Peter's College in Jersey City. From 1984 to 1988 he was principal at St. Peter's Prep. He had served as vice president for mission and ministry at St. Peter's College since 8/04.

Source: Jersey Journal 09.30.08; Jersey Journal 10.28.08

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Laferrera

Name: Laferrera, John J.
Year: 1973
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: One man told archdiocese in 2009 about abuse by Laferrera and Fr. T. Smith. Accusation dismissed as not credible. At least 11 other accusers came forward. Civil suit filed 3/11 by 4; 4 others later joined. Pastor at Saint Philomena's in Livingston when suit filed. Removed 7/11 when he took voluntary leave. Has denied charges. Allowed to retire with benefits as of 6/6/12. 6 plaintiffs settled 6/12 for $300K total and his privileges were removed. Claims of two more plaintiffs to be mediated.

Source: Livingston Patch 7.4.11; Star Ledger 7.4.11; Voice from the Desert 6.6.12; Voice from the Desert 03.17.11; Saint Philomena's Roman Catholic Church 03.25.11; News 12 03.29.11; Media Release 06.26.11; Livingston Patch 06.27.11; Star Ledger 07.10.11; SNAP Statement 07.12.11; Star Ledger 07.14.12; The Patch 07.16.12


Martin

Name: Martin, Kenneth L.
Year: 1977
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Accused of abuse of two teenage brothers. One told auxiliary bishop Pichelli in 1983 but nothing done. Martin later moved to prominent position in diocese and then returned to parish ministry. Man went to Archbishop McCarrick in 1996 or 1997. Martin was removed for a time then returned to duty as a hospital chaplain. In 2013 he was still a priest, without privileges, working as a train conductor for NJ Transit.

Source: Mark Crawford, Testimony before the NJ Senate, 01.26.04; New York Times 12.18.05; Jersey Journal 01.09.12; Star-Ledger 11.03.13; National Catholic Reporter 07.17.18; Church Militant 09.03.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Medina, Horacio Daniel
Year: 1998
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Medina, a native of Honduras but ordained for the Diocese, was quietly placed on admin. leave in 2002. In 2004 he was arrested & charged with abuse of 14 yr old male in 1999. Pleaded guilty summer, 2008. Sentenced to 3 yrs probation. Privileges were withdrawn. Name became public 9/08 after "confidential" memo from archdiocese to all bishops warning them he had no privileges. Laicization announced 9/3/13..

Source: SNAP Press Release 09.11.08; Star-Ledger 09.11.08; Jersey Journal 09.12.08; Star-Ledger 12.14.08; Star-Ledger 12.05.10; Star-Ledger 12.06.10; NJ com 09.03.13; NJToday 09.03.13; SNAP Response 09.03.13; The Record 09.03.13


Mieliwocki

Name: Mieliwocki, Richard J.
Year: 1972
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Allegation in 1994 of abuse of 2 youths in 1988. Placed on leave and ordered to undergo counseling. Disappeared. State counseling license suspended 1999 for improper behavior with minor. Arrested 2004 and accused of abuse of 4 teenage boys (ages 16-18) at in-patient substance abuse rehabilitation facility. Forced to surrender his license. Pled guilty in plea bargain to 2 counts 8/21/07. Sentenced 9/07 to 5 yrs probation and community service. Laicization announced 9/3/13.

Source: Star-Ledger 12.30.04; Star-Ledger 12.31.04; Daily Record 08.10.05; Observer Tribune 08.17.05; Daily Record 09.07.05; Daily Record 10.12.05; Star-Ledger 10.12.05; Daily Record 11.17.05; NJ com 08.21.07; Star-Ledger 09.21.07; Star-Ledger 09.22.07; NJ com 09.03.13; NJToday 09.03.13; SNAP Response 09.03.13; The Record 09.03.13


Name: Morel, Robert
Year: 1969
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Placed on leave 1993. Charged with criminal sexual contact after allegedly fondling a youth. Trial set for 1994. Sentenced to 6 months probation. Morel also faced civil suit filed by man who alleged Morel abused him for 8 years beginning when he was 9 and ending about 1981. Has been living without restrictions at St. John Vianney Residence for Retired Priests in Rutherford, NJ for several years as of 11/13.

Source: NY Times 07.22.93; NY Times 07.25.93; Newsday 07.29.93; Star Ledger 01.14.94; Star-Ledger 01.26.94; The Record 07.14.94; The Record 06.17.02; Star-Ledger 11.03.13


Nickas

Name: Nickas, John P.
Year: 1966
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Died 10/09/08. $75K Settlement announced 5/15/13 re one man's claims that Nickas abused him on several occasions between 1970 and 1972 at St. Rocco's Church in Newark. Also gave the boy alcohol. Second man made separate allegation that he was molested as a child while staying at Newark homeless shelter founded by Nickas.

Source: FindAGrave 10.09.08; Star-Ledger 10.18.08; Star-Ledger 05.15.13; The Record 05.16.13; SNAP Statement 09.06.13

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: O'Sullivan, Timothy Joseph
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: CFC - Congregation of Christian Brothers
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. Allegedly abused a minor 1972-73 at Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell NJ. Another man claimed publicly in 10/16 that O'Sullivan abused him at the school when he was age 14 in the early 1970s. Settlement of $1.9 mil in 8/16 of suit with 21 men alleging Bergen High staff of sexual abuse when they were young. Seven more former students subsequently came forward as of 7/17, several vs O'Sullivan.

Source: BishopAccountability 03.28.16; Boston Globe 03.28.16; Boston Globe 03.28.16; Bostoncom 03.28.16; The Patch 03.28.16; WBUR 03.28.16; WBUR 03.28.16; Fios 1 10.20.16; NJcom 10.20.16; The Record 10.21.16; Fios 1 07.10.17; Fios 1 News 07.10.17


Omarini

Name: Omarini, Contardo Angelo
Year: 1936
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Society of St. Paul
City: Newark, NJ

Note: According to a 4/18/13 newspaper report, a man stated in 2012 NJ SOL testimony that as a teenage boy he was repeatedly raped by Omarini, a Pauline Father, in the early to mid-1960s. The boy was a parishioner at St. Bernard's church in Plainfield NJ, in the Newark archdiocese, where Omarini said Mass in Italian on Sundays at least until 1977, traveling from the Society of St. Paul's abbey and seminary on Staten Island in the NY archdiocese. The priest was assigned to the order's facility on Staten Island for his entire career, except for a two-year stint at St. Paul's Monastery in Canfield OH in 1950-1952. In Omarini's early years as a priest, the Society of St. Paul had a connection with nearby St. Rita's church on Staten Island. The complainant states that there were other victims and that Omarini abused in Plainville and also on Staten Island at the Society's abbey there. Omarini died on 11/4/95.

Source: Westfield Leader 10.05.72; Echoes Sentinel 10.06.77; Social Security Death Index 11.04.95; Observer-Tribune 04.18.13; New Jersey Monthly 05.10.17

Assignments: Detailed Bishop Accountability Assignment History


Pecklers

Name: Pecklers, Keith F.
Year: 1984 ?
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Jesuit
City: Newark, NJ

Note: In 12/10 testimony before NJ Senate Judiciary Comm., one man said he was abused by Pecklers and a deacon while a teenager in 1976 at St. Paul's in Jersey City. Pecklers was only 17 or 18 himself at beginning and was music director. Abuse went on for almost 1 yr. Pecklers is now Jesuit scholar on staff at Pontifical Gregorian Univ., Rome. Plaintiff settled with Diocese in 2008. When asked about allegation, Pecklers said no abuse because he was a minor himself at the time. He is still active priest as of 7/14.

Source: Star Ledger 12.12.10; SNAP Statement 12.13.10; SNAP Statement 12.14.10; Jersey Journal 01.09.12; SNAP Statement 07.03.14


Name: Phelan, Victor
Year: 1971
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: M.AFR. Society of Missionaries in Africa
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Attorney Garabedian announced settlement on behalf of one person in 9/13. Although Phelan spent most of his career in African countries of Burkina Faso and Ghana as a member of the "White Missionaries,", he was assigned for at least one year (1977) in Plainfield in the Newark Archdiocese. Not indexed in Official Catholic Directory after 1992.

Source: The Republic (AP) 09.04.13; SNAP Statement 09.06.13; SNAP Statement 11.20.13

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Regina, Sister
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Pallatine Sisters
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Two men filed civil suit in 2005 alleging abuse by nuns at Sacred Heart Orphanage in NJ in early 1940s. 1 man said he was abused by Sister Regina. Regina and most of other nuns who served at the orphanage are dead. In 1990 both Plaintiffs were in 80s..In 2009, Court denied a motion by Order to on limitations, ruing that the lawsuit could proceed.

Source: Star Ledger 10.03.09


Name: Rice, Joseph P.
Year: 1977
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Removed 2002. Accused along with 2 other priests of abuse of teenage girl. As of 2003, no criminal charges filed, because of statute of limitations, but church apparently found allegations credible. Allegations against Rice included in 10/04 settlement with Archdiocese. Has been living without restrictions at St. John Vianney Residence for Retired Priests in Rutherford, NJ for several years as of 11/13.

Source: Star-Ledger 06.25.02; The Record 06.26.02; Star-Ledger 06.27.02; Star-Ledger 07.19.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Star-Ledger 08.14.03; Star-Ledger 06.14.04; The Record 10.09.04; Star-Ledger 11.03.13


Name: Ruane, Gerald P.
Year: 1960
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Accused in 2002 of abuse of a boy in 1970s-1980s. Archdiocese investigators found allegations credible. Allowed to retire in 2004 w/o privileges. Name released in 2005 after he celebrated public mass. Died 8/15/15.

Source: Herald News 04.16.05; Recorder Newspaper 04.21.05; Echoes-Sentinel 04.27.05; Renew America 06.08.05; Renew America 06.22.05; Star-Ledger 07.26.05; Star Ledger 07.27.05; Star Ledger 10.23.05; Star Ledger 03.21.06; Star Ledger 12.05.10; Star-Ledger 12.06.10; Obits for Life 02.24.16; SNAP 02.24.16


Sita

Name: Sita (Howard), Carmen (Gerald)
Year: 1976
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Pled guilty 1983 to abuse of a minor and providing him with drugs. 5 yrs probation & treatment at Paracletes in NM. Legally changed name to Gerald Howard. Incardinated in Jefferson City, MO; assigned to parish with school. Reportedly has had no clerical assignments since he was removed from active service in 1984. Accused 2007 of abusing another boy. Other victims in NJ and MO. He pled guilty to two counts of forcible sodomy and one count of attempted forcible sodomy against three teen boys

Source: Laicization Decree 09.24.12; Cover letter to Archbishop Myers 09.25.12; Links to Articles Prior to 10.31.12; The Missourian 10.31.12; The Missourian 10.31.12; Columbia Daily Tribune 11.01.12; ABC 17 11.15.12; Fulton Sun 11.15.12; Connect MidMissouri 11.26.12; SNAP Statement 12.03.12; SNAP Statement 02.04.13; Fulton Sun 02.05.13; SNAP Statement 05.09.13; Worthy Adversary 05.09.13; Digital Journal 05.10.13; Jersey Journal 05.10.13; Star Ledger 05.10.13; Columbia Daily Tribune 05.11.13; Connect Mid-Missouri 11.25.13; SNAP Statement 11.25.13; Jersey Journal 11.26.13; SNAP Statement 11.26.13; Jersey Journal 12.02.13; NorthJersey 12.06.13; MO SNAP Statement 06.13.14; ABC 17 06.17.14; Columbia Daily Tribune 06.17.14; ConnectMidMissouri 06.17.14; Missourian 06.17.14; SNAP Statement 06.17.14; Boonville Daily News 06.18.14; MO-SNAP Statement 06.18.14; Star Ledger 06.18.14; SNAP Media Statement 06.19.14; SNAP Statement 06.20.14; MissouriNet 06.23.14

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Stanford (Stamford), Thomas
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: In 12/10 testimony before NJ Senate Judiciary Comm., one man said he was abused by Deacon Stanford (also spelled Stamford) while a teenager in 1977 at St. Paul's in Jersey City. Man said he told Stanford about previous abuse by another teenager (now a Jesuit priest) and Stanford used drugs and alcohol to abuse him for another 3 yrs. Plaintiff settled with Diocese in 2008. Stanford also became a priest but left in mid 1980s. Worked as lay employee for Paterson Diocese until fired after settlement.

Source: Jersey Journal 1.9.12; Star-Ledger 12.12.10


Name: Sudol, Gerard J.
Year: 1980
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Hospital Chaplain 1995-2002. Removed 2002 after allegation of sexual misconduct. No date of incident given. Acquitted after a canonical trial and assigned to work at a hospice. In residence at a Jersey City parish, 12/17. "Stepped down" pending investigation in 8/18 after an accusation he sexually abused an altar boy while assigned to a Ridgefield Park parish in the 1980s and '90s. One accuser said in 8/18 that some of Sudol's victims later died by suicide.

Source: Star-Ledger 01.14.05; Star-Ledger 06.10.07; Our Lady of Czestochowa Church Bulletin 12.10.17; Daily Voice 08.22.18; NJ Advance Media 08.29.18


Name: Walsh, Peter M.
Year: 1982
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Franciscan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Arrested 1993 in NJ. Convicted 1994 on 5 counts of child endangerment (he exposed himself to children) in Lyndhurst NJ. Sentenced to 5 yrs probation; ordered to have chaperone whenever he was in a car. In 6/04, a man reported to Manchester NH diocese that Walsh fondled then masturbated him for 3-4 months between 1987-1988. Walsh was assigned to St. Thomas Aquinas in Derry at the time. Walsh has denied these allegations.

Source: NY Times 08.25.93; The Record 03.18.94; The Record (NJ) 05.14.94; Albany Times Union 05.11.03; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09


Walters

Name: Walters, Michael "Mitch"
Year: 1965
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Archdiocese informed of allegations in 8/15 that Walters abused 2 minors, a boy and a girl, in the early 1980s while assigned to St. Cassian in Montclair. Not suspended until 10/15. One accuser said Walters fondled and kissed him repeatedly as a 12-yr-old altar boy in 1982,; the other claimed Walters molested her when she was ages 13-14. Walters denied the accusations. Another woman publicly accused Walters of molesting her twice when she was age 13. Criminal investigation reportedly underway 7/16 of allegations he sexually abused a boy in the 1990s at St. John Nepomuce in Guttenberg NJ. This accuser filed suit 8/17/16. His attorney said he was representing 6 Walters victims allegedly abused 1982-94, ages 8-14. Two more suits filed 10/16. Judge in 10/17 found probable cause to file charges.

Source: NJ news website 01.15.16; SNAP 01.15.16; New York Daily News 01.16.16; Daily North Shore 01.27.16; Village Green 01.27.16; Fios 1 07.03.16; NJ com 07.20.16; Jersey Journal 08.11.16; NJcom 10.13.16; NJcom 09.15.17; NJ Advance Media 10.02.17


Worry

Name: Worry, Benedict
Year: 1987
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Benedictine
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Was a religious brother, "Br. Michael" with Brothers of the Holy Rosary. Worked in Reno diocese; taught at Manogue High School 1974-78, directed CYO program. Ordained a Benedictine priest in 1987. Taught at Delbarton School in NJ for 18 years. In 6/12 a man joined in an existing suit against Delbarton School to allege abuse in 1980s by Worry. Worry had been removed from assignment 1/12 and sent to St. Mary's Abbey after allegation of misconduct with an individual in 1990s. Said to be under strict supervision. It is believed there are two separate accusers.

Source: Miner Messenger Spring 2011; Morristown Patch 06.05.12; The Record [North Jersey] 06.05.12; Under The Green Wave 06.05.12; WHTC 06.05.12; NJ WKXW-FM Radio 06.06.12; Star-Ledger 06.06.12; Courthouse News Service 03.26.15; NJcom 03.03.17


Zasacki

Name: Zasacki, Robert E.
Year: 1967
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Newark, NJ

Note: Permanently removed from ministry 2002 and from his position with St. Paul Archdiocese after being accused of abuse of one youth in early 1970s in his original diocese of Newark. In 1980, Zasacki was sent to Minnesota for treatment of alcoholism. Came to Archdiocese in 1979 and was incardinated in 1987. Died 3/08 at age 67.

Source: St Paul Pioneer Press 05.21.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 05.22.02; Star Tribune 05.22.02; Star-Ledger 05.22.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Star-Tribune 03.06.08; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Hopkins Patch 12.05.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.05.13; Quad Community Press 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13


Diocese of Paterson

Name: Alonso (Alonzo), Jose
Year: 1968
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Convicted 1988 and received 5-year sentence for sexual abuse of 2 boys. Died 2002 shortly after release from prison. Named in at least 3 civil suits. At least 2 claims included in settlement with diocese in 2005. One article spells last name Alonzo.

Source: Herald News 5.8.05; NorthJersey.com 5.5.05; Bishop Rodimer Deposition 08.14.89; The Record 04.14.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Denver Post 06.13.04; Herald News 11.04.04; Daily Record 02.16.05; Herald News 02.16.05; Herald News 07.23.06; Star Ledger 07.23.06; The Record 04.27.08


Name: Bradley, Charles V.
Year: 1968
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Accused of abusing youngsters in 1981 per 4/02 articles.1993 Catholic Directory showed him working at a Catholic High School. Removed from his assignment in 1995 and "has never again functioned as a priest" per Bishop Rodimer.

Source: The Record 04.14.02; NY Times 04.16.02


Brennan

Name: Brennan, Timothy J.
Year: 1978
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Benedictine
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Pled guilty in 1987 to 1983 aggravated sexual contact with 15-yr-old boy at Delbarton School. Got 1 yr suspended sentence, sent to therapy. Confidential settlement. Per St. Mary's Abbey officials he was allowed to continue working in NY churches for over 10 yrs. In Rochester NY in 2002 when placed on leave after another complaint was filed. Sent to rehab center in MO for life. Newly named in suit 6/12. Accuser from Delbarton filed suit 6/12 asking to be excused from confidentiality agreement. Case settled 06/05/14; confidentiality agreement removed; accuser not to discuss amount of settlement. Accused in 7/17 suit of sex abuse of altar boy, ages 11-14, student at St. Elizabeth of Hungary School, 1968-71. Per suit, Brennan sent the boy on missions to have sex with other students and report back; plied with porn; masturbated in boy's presence. Settlement 6/18 with 5 men alleging abuse at Delbarton School. Brennan admitted to sex abuse of about 50 boys.

Source: Bergen Record 03.20.87; Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 06.28.02; Star-Ledger 06.28.02; Daily Record (NJ) 10.06.02; Daily Record 08.05.04; Star-Ledger 08.06.04; Morristown Patch 06.05.12; NewJersey com 06.05.12; Under the Green Wave 06.05.12; WHTC 06.05.12; Daily Record 06.06.12; New Jersey 101 06.06.12; Star-Ledger 06.06.12; Washington Post 06.06.12; Daily Record 06.29.12; The Patch 06.29.12; Star-Ledger 06.30.12; Star-Ledger 11.15.12; Observer-Tribune 12.11.12; Observer-Tribune 12.11.12; Daily Record 06.05.13; SNAP Statement 06.02.14; Star-Ledger 06.02.14; Star-Ledger 06.05.14; SNAP Statement 06.06.14; Morris News Bee 06.10.14; WPIX 06.10.14; Courthouse News Service 03.26.15; NJcom 03.03.17; NJcom 07.07.17; NorthJerseycom 06.01.18; Associated Press 06.02.18; NJ Advance Media 07.25.18; The Record 07.25.18; AP via Crux 07.26.18


Capato

Name: Capato, Justin J.
Year: 1980
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Benedictine
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Named as abuser in civil suit filed 3/20/12 by two men who allege abuse at Delbarton School between 1977-1979. One man also alleged abuse in 1980 by Luke Travers. The father of the brothers told school about the abuse in 2004. It was also reported to St. Mary's Abbey in 2010. Capato was working as parochial vicar at Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel Church in Cedar Knolls, NJ when suit was announced. St. Mary's Abbey reports he is currently under restrictions and being monitored. Settlement 6/18 with 5 men alleging abuse at Delbarton School.

Source: The Record 03.19.12; Daily Record 03.20.12; Observer-Tribune 03.20.12; Star-Ledger 03.20.12; The Patch 03.20.12; Press of Atlantic City 03.21.12; Star-Ledger 03.25.12; Star-Ledger 04.04.12; WHTC 06.05.12; Observer-Tribune 12.11.12; Courthouse News Service 03.26.15; NJcom 03.03.17; NorthJerseycom 06.01.18; NJ Advance Media 07.25.18; The Record 07.25.18


Name: Coutinho (Continuho), Absalom
Year: 1972
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Came to US in 1970 from India. Began working for Paterson Diocese in 1984 and went to Florida "on loan" in 1998. Accused of abuse of 2 females (at least one a minor) in Paterson and removed from duty 2002. Diocese asked Vatican for permission to hold court trial. At least 2 variations of last name.

Source: Bradenton Herald 5.2.02; Sarasota Herald Tribune 5.3.02; Statement by Diocese of Venice 5.9.02; The Record 04.24.02; NY Times 04.25.02; Sarasota Herald Tribune 05.29.02; Daily Record 10.05.03; Observer-Tribune 10.23.03


Name: Cramer, William N.
Year: 1977
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Accused of abusing 2 young brothers in 1984. Their mother told diocese which then transferred him. Reported to police in 1985; convicted in 1988 and received 3 yrs probation. Worked as hospital chaplain beginning 1991 but placed on leave 2002. Name is included on the "Perversion Files," a national list of Boy Scout Leaders accused of being molesters which was released 10/12.

Source: The Record 04.14.02; NY Times 04.16.02; The Record 04.24.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; The Record 06.19.02; The Record 06.20.02; The Record 07.09.02; Daily Record 06.25.03; The Patch 10.18.12; New Jersey Herald 10.19.12

Assignments: BA.Org Assignment Record


Name: Dennehy, Francis X.
Year: 1950
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Man says he was abused by Dennehy and another priest in 1950s-1960s when he was a boy. Told Diocese in 2002. Filed civil suit 7/04. Suit settled for $50K and counseling in 2005. Plaintiff claims knowledge of at least one other individual abused by Dennehy who refused to come forward. Died in 1980s.

Source: Herald News 9.1.05; PressReleases.com 07.24.03; The Record 07.29.04; PRWeb 04.22.05; Star-Ledger 07.12.05


Name: Dericks, John Henry
Year: 1941
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Placed on administrative leave 2002. Woman said he had molested her as a teenager in late 1950s-early 1960s. He would sleep with her mother and fondle her at same time. She told diocese in 1993 but they said they were not responsible. Dericks paid her a $25K settlement in early 1990s. In 2003, diocese found charges credible. Vatican said he was too old for a church trial. Barred from publicly working as a priest as of 1/04. Died 11/17/10.

Source: The Record 1.8.04; Tribute.com; NorthJersey.com 01.09.03; Star-Ledger 01.10.03; Daily Record 10.05.03; Daily Record 01.28.04; The Record 01.29.04


Flavin

Name: Flavin, Malachy
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Benedictine
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Accused of abuse of older teenage boy in 1981. Boy told Order in 1992 and said Order knew of another victim. Order said Flavin left active status in 1987 after he was found drinking with yet another boy. Vatican was asked to laicize him in 2003 when he would not voluntarily leave the order.

Source: NY Times 09.29.02; Observer-Tribune (NJ) 03.26.03; Daily Record 10.05.03; Star-Ledger 10.08.03; Observer-Tribune 10.23.03; Daily Record 08.05.04; Star-Ledger 08.06.04; Daily Record 04.28.07


Fox

Name: Fox, Donal
Year: 1966
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Order of St. Benedict (OSB)
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Named in five 2015 lawsuits vs Delbarton School (prep school for boys grades 7-12), St. Mary's Abbey and The Order of St. Benedict among 5 priests who allegedly sexually abused Delbarton students between 1972-84. Per St. Mary's Abbey the complaints "are not new." In 2012 the plaintiffs' attorney filed one lawsuit putting all claimants in multi-plaintiff complaint. It was dismissed.

Source: Courthouse News Service 03.26.15; NJcom 03.03.17


Name: Guzman, Carlos
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Bishop removed him from diaconate program in early 1990s after abuse allegation involving touching and kissing an 8 yr old boy. In 1993 he served 8 months of 9 month sentence for abuse. Accused of abuse of at least 2 in 2004 civil suit. Abuse alleged in 1970s-early 1980s. Current whereabouts unknown.

Source: Herald News 5.8.05; NorthJersey.com 5.5.05; Daily Record 01.13.04; Morning Journal 05.17.04; Denver Post 06.13.04; Herald News 02.16.05; Record 02.16.05; Herald News 07.23.06; Star Ledger 07.23.06; The Record 04.27.08


Hanley

Name: Hanley, James T.
Year: 1962
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Admitted in 10/4/03 deposition to abusing about 12 boys 1968-82; abuse included oral sex. Also stated that he had admitted the abuse to Bp. Rodimer in 9/85. Removed from ministry by Rodimer in 1986. Hanley admitted abusing Mark Serrano 1974-81 starting at age 9. Request for laicization granted in 2003. Diocese settled with 21 accusers in 2005. Served 1 yr jail on weapons charge.

Source: NY Times 03.17.02; Daily Record 04.21.02; HealingTogether 06.12.02; Rolling Stone 06.20.02; The Record 03.14.03; Hanley Sworn Statement 10.04.03; NY Times 10.14.03; Pat Serrano Statement 08.21.04; Daily Record 08.27.04; Newsday 02.10.05; Herald News 01.30.06; Transcript of WCBS-TV 01.30.06; Daily Record 02.04.06; Star Ledger 03.22.06; Daily Record 03.23.06; The Observer-Tribune 02.24.16

Assignments: Star Ledger 4.21.07 (add'l article); Intelligencer Journal 4.27.07 (add'l article); Star-Ledger 6.1.07 (add'l article); Star-Ledger 10.25.07 (add'l article; Daily Record 10.28.07 (add'l article); Star-Ledger 12.14.07 (add'l article)


Lopez

Name: Lopez Durango, Jose
Year: 2011
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Allegations 6/13 that Lopez, a native of Colombia working in the U.S. on a religious worker's visa, had molested a 14- yr-old girl in 1/13 at St. Mary's rectory in Passaic. Denied allegations. Removed without privileges. Arrested 7/13 and charged with Luring a Child, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Criminal Sexual Contact. Released on bail. Found guilty at trial 6/16 of luring, child endangerment and criminal sexual contact. Sentencing scheduled for 11/16. Lopez' attorney requested new trial.

Source: SNAP Statement 07.25.13; Star-Ledger 07.25.13; The Record 07.25.13; WABC 07.25.13; WPIX 07.25.13; NBC 10 07.26.13; Seattle PI 07.26.13; The Record 07.26.13; The Record 07.27.13; The Record 06.22.16; New Jersey com 06.23.16; The Record 06.23.16; Clay Center Dispatch 06.28.16; The Record 06.28.16; Crux 06.29.16; The Record 07.15.16


Name: Lott, Richard E./Edward
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Benedictine
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: In a civil suit filed 2005, one man alleged abuse by Lott at Delbarton School in 1977. He also said that Lott gave him alcohol and marijuana. The Order said it learned of accusations against Lott in 2004 and reported the abuse to police. A 3/17 lawsuit claimed sexual abuse by Lott of another Delbarton student.

Source: Daily Record 09.03.05; NJcom 03.03.17


McCarthy

Name: McCarthy, William
Year: 1963
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Accused in 2002 of abuse of girls, ages 6 and 8, between 1981-1983. He denied all allegations. Placed on leave in 2003 and retired. Diocese given permission by Vatican to hold church trial. McCarthy was exonerated by the church trial and cleared by Vatican to return to active status with full privileges.

Source: Star-Ledger 04.11.03; Daily Record 10.05.03; Observer Tribune 10.23.03; The Record 05.18.04; Star-Ledger 01.14.05; Star Ledger 05.01.08; Daily Record 05.03.08; Orlando Sentinel 10.25.10


Name: Molloy, Joseph W.
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Molloy and another priest accused of abuse of 1 youth in late 1950s-early 1960s. Civil suit filed 2004 and settled in 2005 for $50K. Molloy left the priesthood prior to 1973 and died in 2000.

Source: Herald News 9.1.05; PressReleasesLive.com 07.24.03; The Record 07.29.04; PRWeb.com 04.22.05; Star-Ledger 07.12.05


Name: Nugent, Francis "Frank" E.
Year: 1956
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Salesian
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Woman complained that Nugent abused her and 2 of her brothers. Told order in 1994. Nugent sent for therapy and reassigned. Woman complained again to order in 1998. Filed suit which settled in 1998 for $250K. Also named in suit filed by 4 former students at a junior seminary. Died at 89 on 1/20/11 in Italy where he had lived for many years.

Source: Gallagher 9.04; Poughkeepsie Journal 5.2.02; Salon 1.9.03; NY Times 04.11.02; Journal News 10.01.02; Long Island Press 02.24.05; Salesian di Don Bosco website accessed 01.24.11


Nurek

Name: Nurek, Marcin
Year: 2017
Outcome: Indicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: From Poland. Deacon at Holy Rosary/Sacred Heart in Dover. Arrested 8/3/17, one month after ordination, before he was to start first assignment. Charged with criminal contact and endangering the welfare of a child after accused of groping a 13-year-old girl in Boonton. Allegedly followed group of girls as they walked down the street, then put his hand under the girl's skirt, touched her buttocks and said, "You're sexy." Had not yet started his first assignment. Released from custody to Bethlehem Hermitage for priests in Bethlehem Township after surrendering passport. Indicted 3/18. As of 5/18 was to spend 18 months supervised in Pretrial Intervention program. If successful, charges to be dismissed and record expunged.

Source: NJcom; Daily Record 08.07.17; NJ 101 5 08.07.17; NJcom 08.07.17; NBC New York 08.08.17; New York Post 08.08.17; PIX 11 08.08.17; WABC 08.08.17; Associated Press 08.09.17; Daily Record 08.09.17; Fios 1 News 08.09.17; WABC 08.09.17; Daily Record 08.10.17; Daily Record 09.05.17; Associated Press 03.26.18; Daily Recored 05.08.18


Perretta

Name: Perretta, Andrew T.
Year: 1975
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: After review of personnal file, Bishop placed Perretta on leave 10/04 because of allegations made in 1996 alleging abuse "decades before" (late 1970s or early 1980s). Deemed innocent after a church trial and returned to active duty 8/07.

Source: Herald News 10.20.04; Star-Ledger 10.20.04; The Record 10.20.04; Herald News 10.23.04; Herald News 08.23.07


Name: Pisarcik, John G.
Year: 1970
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Arrested and charged 1991 with of abuse of 2 boys from 1989-1991. Admitted the abuse. Convicted 1992. Sentenced 1/93 to 5 years at Avenel adult diagnostic & treatment center but was released 12/95 after serving only 3 yrs. Immediately sent for treatment in NM. 2 civil suits filed 1994 on behalf of the victims.

Source: Star Ledger 1.3.96; Star Ledger 5.6.94; Star Ledger 9.5.91; Star Ledger 10.05.91; Star Ledger 06.10.92; Star Ledger 01.16.93; Star Ledger 01.19.94; New Jersey Law Journal 03.21.94; Daily Record (NJ) 06.20.94


Name: Rainforth, Thomas G
Year: 1973
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: In 7/02 man accused him of molestation in 1975 and he was placed on leave. Returned to duty 8/02 when Diocese said he was drunk and act was inappropriate but did not meet definition of abuse. Sued 2004 by another man. Claim included in 02/05 $5M settlement with 27 plaintiffs, most of whom were abused by Hanley.

Source: Observer Tribune 9.1.04; The Record 07.14.02; Star-Ledger 07.15.02; Star-Ledger 11.15.02; Newsday 01.12.04; Daily Record (NJ) 01.13.04; NY Times 01.13.04; Herald News 11.04.04; Star-Ledger 02.10.05; Herald News 02.16.05; The Record 02.16.05; Website: Catholic Scouters & Sexual Abuse, 11.30.07


Sella

Name: Sella, Donald J.
Year: 1983
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Allegations against Sella were made in 1/04 civil suit. At least one claim of sexual abuse of a child was settled in 2/05 as part of a $5M settlement of claims by 27 individuals against several priests. Sella was still serving in a parish in 2005 because "the diocese found no evidence of wrongdoing during an internal review" and he is still active priest as of 2/08.

Source: Herald News 11.04.04; Herald News 02.16.05; Record 02.16.05


Name: Shaw, Eileen
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Sisters of Charity
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Accused of sexually abusing a girl, beginning in 1968 at age 15 and continuing until 1992. Order provided therapy and some financial assistance. Removed as principal of elementary school in 1994. In 2004 she was working as administrator of the Caritas Community in Jersey City, a retirement home for nuns.

Source: Daily Record 10.24.04; Sunday News 01.14.05; LancasterOnLine 01.16.05


Name: Smith, James A.D
Year: 1956
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Placed on leave in 2002 after allegations he abused a boy from 1962-1965. Diocese found allegations to be credible. Civil suit filed 2003 and settled in early 2005. Matter referred to Vatican. Vatican sent case back to diocese for church trial which was held 2/05. Tribunal found him guilty of abuse of at least one and decided he should be permanently removed from ministry but not laicized. Smith said he would appeal.

Source: NorthJersey.com 1.9.03; Star Ledger 2.4.05; Star-Ledger 9.5.02; The Record 1.8.04; The Record 9.4.02; Star-Ledger 01.10.03; NorthJersey.com 07.12.03; Daily Record 10.05.03; The Record 12.04.03; Star-Ledger 01.14.05; NorthJersey.com 02.03.05


Name: Sodano, Ralph H.
Year: 1967
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Placed on administrative leave 2002 re accusation he abused 2 in 1970s. Diocese found accusations to be credible in 2003 and case sent to Vatican. Diocese requested a church trial. Total of 4 accusations received against Sodano as of 4/08 and 2 of those resulted in settlements. The 2 accusations in 2002 did not result in settlements because those plaintiffs did not seek damages. Died 10/22/08 per diocese website accessed 8/30/09.

Source: Daily Record 4.4.08; NorthJersey.com 1.9.03; Star Ledger 7.9.02; Star Ledger 04.23.02; The Record 04.23.02; NY Times 04.25.02; Star-Ledger 01.10.03; Daily Record 10.05.03; Observer-Tribune 10.23.03


Name: Stepien, Allen F.
Year: 1965
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Placed on leave 2002 after allegations of sexual contact with minors in late 1970s or early 1980s. In 2003 diocese found allegations credible and asked Vatican to order a church trial. Shown as retired per 2009 Catholic Directory.

Source: NorthJersey.com 1.9.03; The Record 04.23.02; NY Times 04.25.02; Star-Ledger 01.10.03; Star Ledger 03.21.03; Daily Record 10.05.03; Observer Tribune 10.23.03

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Travers

Name: Travers, Luke
Year: 1986
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Benedictine
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Headmaster at Delbarton School in NJ from 1999 through 2007; taught there before and after that time. In 2011, two former students accused him of sexual misconduct in 1980s. One said Travers grabbed his crotch and butt. The other said Travers "crossed boundaries" both while he was a student and later. Removed from current position at Mary Mother of the Church Abbey in VA. Three other accusers came forward. Living under restrictions at Abbey until he severed ties with it 4/12. Settlement 6/18 with 5 men alleging abuse at Delbarton School.

Source: NBC New York 01.12.12; Richmond Times Dispatch 01.12.12; Star-Ledger 01.12.12; International Business Times 01.13.12; Star-Ledger 01.17.12; Star-Ledger 01.18.12; Star-Ledger 01.24.12; The Patch 02.05.12; The Patch 02.20.12; Star-Ledger 02.26.12; The Record 03.19.12; Daily Record 03.20.12; Observer-Tribune 03.20.12; Star-Ledger 03.20.12; The Patch 03.20.12; Press of Atlantic City 03.21.12; Star-Ledger 03.25.12; Star-Ledger 04.04.12; Star-Ledger 04.21.12; Star-Ledger 04.24.12; WHTC 06.05.12; Courthouse News Service 03.26.15; NJcom 03.03.17; NorthJerseycom 06.01.18; NJ Advance Media 07.25.18; The Record 07.25.18


Tully

Name: Tully, Ronald J.
Year: 1966
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Augustinian priest, taught in DC 1960s. Left Order 1970. Became Paterson diocesan priest. Charged 1979 in NY after two boys (14 & 15) alleged sex abuse by Tully. Charges dismissed 1980. Both came forward 2004 after learning he had been assigned to parish since 1983. They said church official threatened families in 1979 to keep them quiet. Permanent leave 2004. A 3rd claim settled 1/07. Voluntary laicization requested. Two more claims settled as of 4/08. Another 12/08. Settlement 3/12 for $265K. In 9/15 Paterson diocese settled for "six figures" with woman claiming Tully fondled her over 20 times in 1977 when he was Pope Piux XII High vice-principal and she was a 16-year-old student. Total of $2.1M in settlements with at least 9 alleged Tully victims, ages 8-16 at time of incidents. Laicized 2004. Abuse reported 2011 to Archdiocese of Washington DC. On WDC archdiocese 10/15/18 list.

Source: Daily Record 05.18.04; NY Times 05.19.04; Daily Record 05.30.04; Daily Record (NJ) 07.03.04; Daily Record 06.06.06; Daily Record 01.16.07; NorthJersey News 01.16.07; Daily Record 01.22.07; Daily Record 10.24.07; Daily Record 11.02.07; NorthJersey News 11.02.07; Daily Record 11.11.07; Daily Record 04.04.08; Daily Record 12.09.08; Daily Record 04.03.12; The Record 09.14.15; New Jersey News 09.15.15; Archdiocese of Washington DC list 10.15.18; Wayne Patch 10.16.18


Varettoni

Name: Varettoni, Julian B.
Year: 1955
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Accused by Bob Deacon in 2004 of abusing him in the 1960s. Diocesan investigation found insufficient information to determine guilt, though the board found Deacon's testimony credible, per his canon lawyer, Rev. Kenneth Lasch. Deacon appealed to the Vatican. In 2/05 the Paterson diocese settled with Deacon and other victims for $5M. Bishop Serratelli informed Lasch that "the Vatican upheld [Serratelli's] decision to exonerate Varettoni," who continued as pastor of Sacred Heart in Clifton. Retired 2007(?)

Source: FatherLasch.com 1.9.06; Statement by Diocese of Paterson 2007; Daily Record (NJ) 10.20.04; Herald News 10.20.04; Newsday 02.10.05; Herald News 02.16.05; Record 02.16.05


Winston

Name: Winston, William L.
Year: 1986
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Paterson, NJ

Note: Accused of abuse of boy between 1999-2002. He was a married Episcopal priest who became Catholic priest. Also accused of physically abusing his wife. Placed on leave by diocese in 2005 and has asked to be laicized. Sentenced to jail for 180 days 5/06.

Source: Star-Ledger 11.13.04; Star-Ledger 11.18.04; Daily Record 09.27.05; Daily Record 02.09.06; Asbury Park Press 02.10.06; Daily Record 02.10.06; Star-Ledger 02.10.06; Daily Record 05.12.06; Star Ledger 05.13.06


Diocese of Trenton

Apura

Name: Apura, Romannilo (Nilo)
Year: 1975
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: Arrested 8/21/14 and charged with molesting a 16-yr-old boy in a Trenton home in late spring or early summer. A second incident occurred in June, when Apura attempted to remove the same boy's pants. Suspended by bishop without privileges during investigation. Had been assigned to St. Martha's in Point Pleasant since July 2012. Prior to that was at St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral in Trenton from June 2007 to July 2012. Diocese says this is only complaint it has received re Apura. Pleaded guilty 8/15 to aggravated criminal sexual contact.. Mental health evaluation found Apura to have "repetitive and compulsive behavior."

Source:
CBS Philly 08.21.14; CSNPhilly 08.21.14; Mercer County Prosecutor 08.21.14; Planet Princeton 08.21.14; Statement by Diocese of Trenton 08.21.14; The Trentonian 08.21.14; Times of Trenton 08.21.14; Asbury Park Press 08.22.14; Courier-Post 08.22.14; Philly Com 08.22.14; New Jersey Com 11.20.15; The Trentonian 11.20.15

Assignments: The Trentonian 11.20.15


Name: Balestrieri, Edward
Year: 1959
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Trinitarian
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: Removed by Belleville Diocese after woman wrote to the Order to complain that he "inappropriately touched her son" (age 11) in 1975 in Trenton, NJ. Prosecutors said SOL had passed. He was part of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity, a religious community, at the time. He officially became part of the Belleville Diocese in 1985. On 1/24/09 Belleville diocesan website gave his status as "Administrative Leave / Retired."

Source:
Asbury Park Press 5.2.02; Associated Press 5.1.02; Associated Press 5.8.02; Beliefnet.com 6.02; Belleville News Democrat 3.7.03; Belleville News Democrat 5.2.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 5.2.02; Star Ledger 5.2.02


Becker

Name: Becker, Ronald
Year: 1973
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocese
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: Becker was arrested 3/07 on charges that he molested a young female family member for 4 years, from ages 5-11 in 1980s. Removed from parish work in 1989. The diocese removed Becker's as a priest in 2002 after "credible complaints." Died 1/09 before trial. Diocese paid woman $325K to settle her claim 11/09. Paid 5 men $1M as settlement in 6/11 (announced 8/11).

Source:
Sentinel 2.5.09; Trenton Times 10.31.05; Cranbury Press 03.28.07; Home News Tribune 03.28.07; Star-Ledger 03.28.07; Ashbury Park Press 03.29.07; Sentinel 04.05.07; Cranbury Press 06.22.07; Star-Ledger 11.23.09; Times of Trenton 11.24.09; Times of Trenton 12.07.09; Times of Trenton 12.21.09; Philadelphia Inquirer 08.16.11; The Republic (AP) 08.16.11; ABC 30 08.17.11

Assignments: Courier Post 8.17.11 (add'l article); Times of Trenton 8.17.11 (add'l article); New Jersey Newsroom 8.17.11 (add'l article); Sacramento Bee 8.18.11 (add'l article); God Discussion 8.22.11 (add'l article)


Name: Bruno, Francis "Frank" D.
Year: 1974
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: Removed from 1 seminary because of improper behavior. Graduated from another seminary. Abused one individual at Maris Stella Retreat. Sued 1994.

Source:
Star-Ledger 01.14.94


Burek

Name: Burek, Marcin
Outcome: Arrested
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: Burek, a native of Poland, was arrested 10/11 and charged with driving down streets and trying to lure at least 4 girls between 13-19 into his car by offering them alcohol and offering to pay them $10 for sex. Per the Diocese, Burek was studying on a student visa to gain "parish ministry experience and to further discern his vocation." He was attending St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, MD.

Source:
Diocese of Trenton Website accessed 10.11.11; Asbury Park Press 10.26.11; Courier Post 10.27.11; Star-Ledger 10.27.11; Asbury Park Press 11.02.11


Name: Burns, Michael J.
Year: 1973
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: Woman says she was 6th grader when he abused her in 1975. Complaint originally made in 2002 and diocese investigated. Found no proof and allowed him to continue as active priest. She filed suit 2004. As of January, 2006, Burns is an active priest.

Source:
NJcom


Eliscard

Name: Eliscard, Jean-Level
Year: 1990
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: Ordained in Haiti. Working in New Jersey. Arrested 11/94 for assault of 13 yr old girl; he was at airport waiting to return to Haiti. Convicted 1995; received 3-year probated sentence. Returned to Haiti. In 2003 he was working in Canadian diocese. Prior to offense, he had worked in Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dioceses.

Source:
Associated Press 11.26.94; NY Times 11.27.94; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.29.94; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.30.94; The Record 06.08.95; Associated Press 06.17.02; Mercer County, NJ Prosecutors' Office 06.17.02; Dallas Morning News 03.16.05


Fernandez

Name: Fernandez, Manuel
Year: 1952
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: Placed on leave 2002 after being accused of inappropriate conduct with young girl in 1982. DA's office said matter was beyond statute of limitations. Diocese committee recommended he be removed. Returned to Spain where he was still active priest. Fernandez died at age 71 in 8/06.

Source:
Associated Press 6.7.02; Star-Leger 6.8.02; Trentonian 8.6.06; Dallas Morning News 03.16.05; Trenton Times 10.31.05; RichardSipe.com 04.17.07


Garry

Name: Garry, Michael M.
Year: < 1939
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: Accused by one woman of repeatedly molesting and stalking her for 3 years in late 1950s and early 1960s, beginning when she was age 11 and Garry was at St. Mark's in Sea Girt, NJ. Abuse included digital penetration; confession was used in the abuse. Stalking and abuse allegedly continued after reassignment. Native of Ireland, ordained in Rome before World War II. May have started as a Benedictine. Worked in Sacramento diocese and Newark archdiocese before Trenton. Retired in 1981. Died 12/11/88.

Source:
Rigert, Irish Tragedy, 2008, pp. 30-31.; Times of Trenton 3.8.11; Daily Register 04.24.81; Telegram & Gazette 05.10.01

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Inghilterra

Name: Inghilterra, Vincent
Year: 1972
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: Alleged abuse by Inghilterra during 1970s when he was chaplain at Trenton State Teachers College in N.J. This was first public naming of Inghilterra even though Trenton officials found allegations credible and suspended him. 1989 Official Catholic Directory shows him to be a Military Chaplain. In 2012 he was leading pilgrimages to France, Fatima, Italy & Medjugorje. In 9/16 diocese agreed to 6-figure settlement with man claiming abuse by Inghilterra at age 16 in 1979. The man said that after an incident, another teen told him he was "now one of Fr. Vince's boys."

Source:
SNAP Statement 09.04.13; The Republic (AP) 09.04.13; SNAP Statement 09.06.13; NJcom 09.07.16

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Kelty, Leo A.
Year: 1960
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: Placed on leave in 2002; accused of inappropriately touching a young girl on two occasions more than 20 years ago. Case is beyond statute of limitations per DA's office

Source:
Associated Press 6.7.02; Star-Ledger 06.08.02; Trenton Times 10.31.05


Name: Kuruthukulaugara, Jose Ignatius
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: Accused of abuse of 7 yr old girl in 1988. Priest was visiting from India. He was allowed to return to India. Spelling of last name is per 1988 Catholic Directory.

Source: Asbury Press 04.04.02


Name: Magee, Patrick Francis
Year: 1970
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: Worked in Trenton. Returned to Ireland on vacation in 2003 where he was accused of abuse by man who said abuse occurred there more than 30 yrs previously when Magee was a seminary student. Allegations of abuse of 2 adults also raised in Trenton. Charges in Ireland dropped in 2004 after alleged victim's suicide. Magee returned to Trenton and asked to be reinstated. He is shown as retired in 2007-2010 Catholic Directories.

Source: Star-Ledger 01.03.04; Asbury Park Press 01.04.04; Asbury Park Press 01.08.04; Irish Voice 01.13.04; Ocean County Observer 03.28.04; Asbury Park Press 08.14.04; Asbury Park Press 10.02.04; Asbury Park Press (AP) 12.21.04


McAlinden

Name: McAlinden, Terence O.
Year: 1967
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: Placed on leave without privileges 9/07 after Diocese was informed by prosecutor's office of claims that he had sexually molested a juvenile for several years, beginning in 1985. Civil suit filed & dismissed. No criminal charges because of 5 yr SOL. Diocese review board found allegations to be credible. Matter was forwarded to the Vatican for review. Same man filed in 2009 in DE. In 2011 one man said he reported abuse in 1989 and settled w/ Diocese in 1992; another alleged abuse in late 1960s. Diocese is claiming it is not responsible for McAlinden's behavior because he was "off duty" at the time of the abuse. Diocese settled 10/14 with a man claiming abuse by McAlinden in the 1980s. Died 2/6/15.

Source: Asbury Park Press 09.30.07; Press of Atlantic City 10.02.07; Asbury Park Press 10.03.07; Press of Atlantic City 10.03.07; Press of Atlantic City 10.07.07; Press of Atlantic City 09.15.08; Ashbury Park Press 09.16.08; Statement by Mark Crawford on Fr Noche and Fr McAlinden 12.14.08; Asbury Park Press 02.21.11; Point Pleasant Patch 02.21.11; The Newsworks 02.21.11; The Times 02.21.11; The Trentonian 02.21.11; KION 02.22.11; My Central Jersey 02.22.11; Newsroom Jersey 02.22.11; Press of Atlantic City 02.22.11; Asbury Park Press 02.23.11; Asbury Park Press 05.27.11; Daily Mail (UK) 06.02.14; NJ SNAP Statement 06.02.14; Raw Story 06.02.14; Ring of Fire 06.02.14; Road to Recovery 06.02.14; Star-Ledger 06.02.14; Star-Ledger 06.03.14; Religion Dispatches 06.06.14; Press of Atlantic City 02.10.15

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: McHugh, Joseph
Year: 1973
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: Accused of molesting 9 yr old boy in 1996; placed on leave then. In 2005 he pleaded guilty and in 4/06 was sentenced to 5 yrs probation on lesser charge so boy would not have to testify. Civil suit was filed and settled. Has not had privileges to serve as a priest since 1996.

Source: NBC 10 (Freehold NJ) 04.28.06; Ashbury Park Press 04.29.06; Jersey Journal 04.29.06; Philadelphia Inquirer (AP) 04.29.06; Star-Ledger 04.29.06


Name: Milewski, Richard
Year: 1983
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: Man filed suit 5/09 which alleged that Milewski, while assigned to St. Veronica's Church in Howell, abused the 13 yr old Plaintiff and other youths several times between 1984-1985. On one occasion, Milewski abused the plaintiff and other boys on an overnight trip to a spa in the Poconos. Milewski has taken leave while the Diocese conducts an investigation. Second plaintiff added to lawsuit 6/30/09 alleged abuse on different trip during same time span.

Source: Asbury Park Press 6.5.09; Letter from Bishop of Trenton to Parishioners 6.5.09; Asbury Park Press 06.30.09


Name: O'Donoghue, Charles
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Father of the Holy Ghost (Irish Spritans)
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: 7/09 civil suit alleged abuse of 7 yr old girl & her 8 yr old brother by a John O'Donoghue at St. Catharine Parish in Spring Lake, from 1972 to 1974. Diocese said that Charles O'Donoghue was assigned there from 1969-1974 but there were no records of "John." Diocese informed of abuse by Charles O'Donoghue by letter in 2002. Another letter received 7/10/09 re John. A member of an Irish religious order, Charles O'Donoghue returned to Ireland in 1975 and is believed to have died in 1986.

Source: Press Release by the Diocese of Trenton 07.15.09; Asbury Park Press 07.22.09; Asbury Park Press 07.22.09; Star-Ledger 07.22.09


Name: Parenti, Robert J.
Year: 1972
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: In 1998 Parenti placed on leave after allegations that 25 yrs ago he had been involved in sexual misconduct with a minor. He was living at St. Veronica's parish in Howell Township and working at the Diocesan tribunal in Lawrence at that time. No criminal charges filed. Is believed to have left priesthood.

Source: Star-Ledger 12.15.98; NY Times 12.19.98; Asbury Park Press 03.22.02; Asbury Park Press 04.03.02; Ashbury Park Press 04.04.02


Riedlinger

Name: Riedlinger, Matthew
Year: 2010
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Complaints about him to Bishop in 2011 about explicit sexting, emails and verbal conversations w/ students in seminary. Bishop sent him to counseling and lectured him. Two men set up Internet sting in 2012 and the priest exchanged over 1200 explicit text messages and emails with what he thought was 16 yr old boy. The men (supported by 3 others) gave transcripts of the exchanges to Bishop in 2012. Removed; sent for in-patient treatment. No publicity until 2013. Privileges permanently removed 10/13.

Note: Trenton, NJ

Source: Bishop O'Connell letter to Original Complainant 08.07.12; Diocese of Trenton Statement revised 09.23.13; Asbury Park Press 09.29.13; Star-Ledger 09.29.13; United Press International 09.29.13; Waiting for Godot to Leave 09.29.13; AZCentral 09.30.13; Ocean Signal 09.30.13; Road to Recovery Statement 09.30.13; SNAP Statement 09.30.13; Asbury Park Press 10.01.13; Times of Trenton 10.01.13; Newsworks 10.02.13; Asbury Park Press 10.03.13; Diocese of Trenton Statement 10.03.13; Diocese of Trenton Statement 10.03.13; SNAP Statement 10.03.13; Star Ledger 10.03.13; The Republic (AP) 10.03.13; Toms River Patch 10.03.13; American Conservative 10.04.13; Courier Post 10.04.13; Ocean Signal 10.04.13; Waiting for Godot to Leave 10.06.13; Star Ledger 10.07.13; Star-Ledger 11.03.13; Star-Ledger 11.21.13


Selvaraj

Name: Selvaraj, James
Outcome: Cleared
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: From India, became U.S. citizen. Worked in diocese since 1998 but still assigned to diocese in India. Accused in 2005 of improperly touching an 11-yr-old girl. Removed from duties. In 2/06 a grand jury dismissed the charges. State AG expunged his record so there would be no trace of the accusation or charge. Nonetheless, Bishop Smith removed him from ministry and tried to send him back to India, saying Selvaraj had been repeatedly warned of his "overly friendly personality." As of 2012, Selvaraj still in NJ without privileges. His appeal to the Vatican was denied when it ruled that Diocese had followed proper protocol and was within its rights. Said in 2/12 he would return to his home parish in India when he received a formal declaration from the diocese that he was a priest in good standing.

Source: The Times (NJ) 10.31.05; NBC10com 12.02.05; The Times (NJ) 12.02.05; The Tretonian 12.02.05; India Abroad 12.23.05; The Times (NJ) 02.03.06; The Trentonian 02.12.06; The Times (NJ) 02.13.06; National Catholic Reporter 05.06.10; The Times (NJ) 01.03.12; Media Report 01.04.12


Name: Tumang, Florencia Peneda
Year: 1948
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: In 1993 civil suit, 4 girls allege that they were abused by Tumang, between 1987 & 1992. Parents of 1 victim told the Diocese in 1990; nothing done. This allowed Tumang to assault the 4th girl. Tumang was indicted twice in 1992 but fled (possibly to the Philippines). Arrest warrents still outstanding,

Source: United Press International 03.04.93; Legal Intelligencer 03.05.93; NJ Law Journal 03.21.94; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02


Name: Velan (Christudas), Marukudiyil (Chris)
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: OSB-Benedictine
City: Trenton, NJ

Note: Also known as Rev. V.J.Christudas.Native of India. Has served as visiting priest at Church of the Visitation in Brick since 2001. Arrested 7/14/12 and charged with criminal sexual contact (improper touching) of both an adult woman and her minor child and with endangering the welfare of the child. The woman complained to police on 7/13/12 after the priest paid a visit to her home. Detectives found probable cause to file charges. Privileges have been removed by Diocese. Woman filed civil suit 7/3/14 on behalf of herself and her two children. Criminal charges set for trial 9/14.

Source: NBC New York 07.16.12; The Patch 07.16.12; CBS Philly 07.17.12; Daily Record 07.17.12; New Jersey 101 07.17.12; The Patch 07.18.12; Asbury Park Press 07.19.12; The Patch 07.19.12; Asbury Park Press 07.04.14