Sexual Abuse Within the Diocese of Paterson
Governor Murphy Signs Law Giving New Rights to Abuse Survivors!! On May 13, 2019, Governor Murphy signed New Jersey’s historic new law for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Most importantly, the new law gives all abuse survivors two years to file a claim for the abuse they suffered, regardless of their current age, and extends the statute of limitations to age 55. However, those time limits could be significantly shortened if the defendant in a person’s case files for bankruptcy.
Many people are confused about how the new law would work, so please contact us for a free, confidential consultation to learn your legal options and to ensure your legal rights are protected. We represent multiple abuse survivors in New Jersey with claims against the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, and others. You are not alone, and it was not your fault.
Diocese of Paterson Sexual Abuse
Almost 30 priests and others who served within the Diocese of Paterson have been the subject of allegations of childhood sexual abuse, although many of the allegations were not investigated because of New Jersey outdated statute of limitations for abuse survivors.
The following list of priests who have faced abuse allegations was compiled from different sources, including news reports. Please know some of the allegations are disputed by the individuals listed below. Where possible we have provided a summary of the allegations and a list of the individual’s known assignments.
By default the list below is sorted by the priest’s last name. You can also sort the list by first name.
Please know the list is not intended to be exhaustive — there are likely priests and others in the Diocese of Paterson who abused children but who are not listed below.
If you or someone you love was sexually abused by a priest within the Diocese of Paterson, please contact us for a free, confidential consultation to learn your legal options.