Priests and Clergy Sexual Abuse in New Jersey

New Jersey Dioceses Where Documented Abuse Occurred

The five Catholic Dioceses serving New Jersey’s Catholics have released the names of priests who have been credibly abused of child sexual abuse. The release of the list of names follows an announcement of the establishment of an Independent Victims Compensation Program (IVCP) by the five dioceses. The IVCP will administer claims on behalf of all five dioceses, using uniform standards. The IVCP is intended to provide compensation to survivors of childhood sexual abused perpetrated by priest ordained within one of the five dioceses. It will not consider claims of childhood sexual abuse perpetrated by adults and others serving churches within the dioceses.

After a 30-day comment period, the IVCP is expected to begin operating and, during the first six months (Phase I), process claims of survivors who have previously made claims of childhood sexual abuse against any one of the dioceses during the ensuing six months (Phase II), the IVCP will process newly asserted claim of childhood sexual abuse.

The IVCP will be administered by Camille Biros and Kenneth Feinberg, who currently oversee and manage similar funds established in New York and Pennsylvania. Survivors who participate in the IVCP will release their rights to bring further claims against the dioceses. Claims will likely be evaluated on a case-by-case basis using certain criteria to distinguish claims from one another. No compensation amounts have been announced by the highest amount reportedly paid in New York’s program was approximately $500,000.

The following list includes current or former priests who have been sued, suspended following allegations of sexual abuse of minors or have claims against them in the state of New Jersey. We are actively pursuing cases against Catholic priests and clergy as well as figures from 5 different New Jersey dioceses.

Archdiocese of Newark49 Named Priests
Diocese of Camden41 Named Priests
Diocese of Metuchen16 Named Priests
Diocese of Paterson30 Named Priests
Diocese of Trenton22 Named Priests

Diocese of Camden

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Joseph P. Barber
  • Claude J. Bender
  • John P. Bernard
  • R. Henry Blaszczynski
  • Marjan L. Bober
  • John D. Bohrer
  • Joseph J. Brennan
  • Gerald P. Clements
  • Norman T. Connelly
  • John P. Connor
  • Michael H. D'Amico
  • Charles J. Davis
  • Francis J. Flemming
  • Roy T. Hardin
  • Thomas M. Harkins
  • James Francis Hopkins
  • Francis "Frank" X. Hudson
  • Edward A. Igle
  • John P. Kelly
  • Anthony J. Manuppella
  • Philip A. Mathews
  • Francis A. McCloskey
  • John J. McElroy,
  • Joseph McGarvey
  • James P. McIntyre
  • Daniel F. M. Millard
  • John J. Morel
  • Laserian Nwoga
  • Joseph Orsini
  • Peter J. Osinski
  • John J. O'Sullivan
  • Timothy E. Pisik
  • Dennis J. Rigney
  • Philip T. Rigney
  • James R. Ryan
  • Augustus Scott
  • Augustine J. Seidenberg
  • Joseph E. Shannon
  • Brendan V. Sullivan
  • William D. Titmas
  • Patrick J. Weaver

Diocese of Metuchen

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • John M. Banko
  • John J. Casey
  • Michael J. Cashman
  • Raymond L. Cole
  • Eugene D. Corbesero
  • Mark Dolak
  • Kevin P. Duggan
  • George A. Farrell
  • Thomas P. Ganley
  • John C. Giordano
  • John Huels
  • Patrick J. Kuffner
  • Gregory J. Littleton
  • Michael P. Santillo
  • John B. Spalding
  • Tomasz Adam Zielinski

Archdiocese of Newark

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Sister Andre
  • Michael G. Campanalonga
  • John M. Capparelli
  • Robert H. Chabak
  • John B. Chaney
  • Peter A. Cheplic
  • Robert "Br. Edmund" Coakley
  • Dennis E. Cocozza
  • William S. Crouse
  • John H. Dagwell
  • Hadmels R. Defrias
  • Yusaf Dominic
  • William J. Dowd
  • Edward J. Eilert
  • David A. Ernst
  • Manuel Gallo Espinoza
  • Thomas Cuthbert Ford
  • Michael C. Fugee
  • Richard Galdon
  • William Giblin
  • Robert G. Gibney
  • Charles P. Granstrand
  • Kevin A. Gugliotta
  • Jerome "Jerry" Heustis
  • Andrew Hewitt
  • Eugene P. Heyndricks
  • Vincent Jerome
  • John E. Komar
  • James F. Kuntz
  • John J. Laferrera
  • Kenneth L. Martin
  • Horacio Daniel Medina
  • Richard J. Mieliwocki
  • Robert Morel
  • John P. Nickas
  • Contardo Angelo Omarini
  • Timothy Joseph O'Sullivan
  • Keith F. Pecklers
  • Victor Phelan
  • Sister Regina
  • Joseph P. Rice
  • Gerald P. Ruane
  • Carmen (Gerald) Sita (Howard)
  • Thomas Stanford (Stamford)
  • Gerard J. Sudol
  • Peter M. Walsh
  • Michael (Mitch) Walters
  • Benedict Worry
  • Robert E. Zasacki

Diocese of Paterson

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Jose Alonso (Alonzo)
  • Charles V. Bradley
  • Timothy J. Brennan
  • Justin J. Capato
  • Absalom Coutinho (Continuho)
  • William N. Cramer
  • Francis X. Dennehy
  • John Henry Dericks
  • Jose Lopez Durango
  • Malachy Flavin
  • Donal Fox
  • Carlos Guzman
  • James T. Hanley
  • Richard E./Edward Lott
  • William McCarthy
  • Joseph W. Molloy
  • Francis "Frank" E. Nugent
  • Marcin Nurek
  • Andrew T. Perretta
  • John G. Pisarcik
  • Thomas G Rainforth
  • Donald J. Sella
  • Eileen Shaw
  • James A.D. Smith
  • Ralph H. Sodano
  • Allen F. Stepien
  • Luke Travers
  • Ronald J. Tully
  • Julian B. Varettoni
  • William L. Winston

Diocese of Trenton

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Romannilo (Nilo) Apura
  • Edward Balestrieri
  • Ronald Becker
  • Franci "Frank" D. Bruno
  • Marcin Burek
  • Michael J. Burns
  • Jean-Level Eliscard
  • Manuel Fernandez
  • Michael M. Garry
  • Vincent Inghilterra
  • Leo A. Kelty
  • Jose Ignatius Kuruthukulaugara
  • Patrick Francis Magee
  • Terence O. McAlinden
  • Joseph McHugh
  • Richard Milewski
  • Charles O'Donoghue
  • Robert J. Parenti
  • Matthew Riedlinger
  • James Selvaraj
  • Florencia Peneda Tumang
  • Marukudiyil (Chris) Velan (Christudas)

Catholic Star Herald “Two Renowned Administrators Announce State-wide New Jersey Compensation Program for Victims of Church Sexual Abuse of Minors” February 11, 2019. Article

http://bishop-accountability.org


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