Catholic Priest

John P. Nickas

Ordained: 1966

Died 10/09/08. A $75K settlement involving claims against Nickas announced 5/15/13. Accused of sex abuse of a boy on several occasions 1970-72, at St. Rocco’s in Newark. Also accused of giving the boy alcohol. A second man alleged that he was molested as a child while staying at a Newark homeless shelter founded by Nickas. The diocesan review board deemed both allegations not credible. After the first settlement, attorney asked that this man’s claims be re-investigated. On archdiocese’s list 2/13/19. Multiple alleged victims noted.