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Fr. Bruno Ugliano – Diocese of Paterson

Father Bruno Ugliano

Diocese of Paterson

Bruno Ugliano Horowitz LawOrdained: 1967

Dead: 2014

Assignment History:

  • Delbarton School (Morristown, NJ)
  • Rider University (Lawrenceville, NJ)
  • St. Elizabeth’s Church (Linden, NJ)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Bruno Ugliano:

Fr. Bruno Ugliano was ordained a priest in 1967. He was assistant Delbarton headmaster from 1975-1978 and headmaster from 1985-1990. He is one of three monks in which allegations have been made against connecting him to a sexual abuse case.

In 2021, according to media reports, a former star athlete and football player at Delbarton School in Morris County has filed a lawsuit against the Order of St. Benedict of New Jersey, which runs the Delbarton School, claiming three monks sexually abused him as a teenager in the 1970s. The lawsuit identifies the monks as three men who have since died — the Rev. Manus Duffy, Br. Jonathan Michael Hunt and the Rev. Bruno Ugliano.

The victim claims the abuse took place in the 1970s when he was 13-14 years old. The abuse is said to have occurred more than 150 times in the 1977-1978 school year in bathroom stalls, a school office, a classroom, and on a retreat to the Jersey Shore, according to the complaint, filed in Superior Court of Morris County.

Ugliano was also previously accused of sexual abuse of a minor in 2002. The victim was a 14-year-old female who was allegedly sexually abused by Ugliano in the early 1980s, while assigned to a Linden parish. Ugliano was temporarily suspended, but then law enforcement deemed the allegations not credible.

Ugliano died in 2014.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Paterson in New Jersey. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in New Jersey, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Paterson now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New Jersey and nationwide. We can help.

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Fr. Manus Duffy – Diocese of Paterson

Father Manus Duffy

Diocese of Paterson

Manus Duffy Horowitz LawOrdained: 1969

Left priesthood: 1989

Dead: 2008

Assignment History:

  • 1967-1987: Delbarton School (Morristown, NJ)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Manus Duffy:

Fr. Manus Duffy was a teacher and the headmaster of discipline at Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey. He is one of three monks in which allegations have been made against connecting him to a sexual abuse case.

In 2021, according to media reports, a former star athlete and football player at Delbarton School in Morris County has filed a lawsuit against the Order of St. Benedict of New Jersey, which runs the Delbarton School, claiming three monks sexually abused him as a teenager in the 1970s. The lawsuit identifies the monks as three men who have since died — the Rev. Manus Duffy, Br. Jonathan Michael Hunt and the Rev. Bruno Ugliano.

The victim claims the abuse took place in the 1970s when he was 13-14 years old. The abuse is said to have occurred more than 150 times in the 1977-1978 school year in bathroom stalls, a school office, a classroom, and on a retreat to the Jersey Shore, according to the complaint, filed in Superior Court of Morris County.

The lawsuit alleges that the victim was abused by Duffy, who was known to fondle and massage him and other students in classroom settings. Additionally, Duffy was accused of raping the victim twice during an overnight retreat on the New Jersey Shore.

Duffy died in 2008.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Paterson in New Jersey. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in New Jersey, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Paterson now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New Jersey and nationwide. We can help.

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Br. Jonathan Hunt – Diocese of Paterson

Brother Jonathan Michael Hunt

Diocese of Paterson

Jonathan Michael Hunt Horowitz LawJoined: 1964

Dead: 2020

Assignment History:

  • Delbarton School (Morristown, NJ)
  • St. Mary’s Abbey (Morristown, NJ)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Brother Jonathan Michael Hunt:

In 1964, Hunt professed simple vows, receiving the religious name Jonathan. In 1979, he was ordained deacon at St. Mary’s Abbey, Morristown. In 1973, Hunt began his long teaching career at Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey. In 2021,

In 2021, according to media reports, a former star athlete and football player at Delbarton School in Morris County has filed a lawsuit against the Order of St. Benedict of New Jersey, which runs the Delbarton School, claiming three monks sexually abused him as a teenager in the 1970s. The lawsuit identifies the monks as three men who have since died — the Rev. Manus Duffy, Br. Jonathan Michael Hunt and the Rev. Bruno Ugliano.

The victim claims the abuse took place in the 1970s when he was 13-14 years old. The abuse is said to have occurred more than 150 times in the 1977-1978 school year in bathroom stalls, a school office, a classroom, and on a retreat to the Jersey Shore, according to the complaint, filed in Superior Court of Morris County.

Hunt died in 2020.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Paterson in New Jersey. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in New Jersey, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Paterson now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New Jersey and nationwide. We can help.

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Ramon Malfo – Diocese of San Diego

Father Ramon Malfo

Diocese of San Diego

Ramon Malfo Horowitz Law

Appointed: 1976

Assignment History:

  • 2010-2019: Fallbrook Apostolic Catholic Parish and School

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Ramon Malfo:

Fr. Ramon Malfo was appointed in 1976. According to media reports, he was assigned to various locations in San Diego County, including churches in San Diego, Oceanside, Chula Vista, Vista, Fallbrook, and Escondido.

Very little is known of Malfo’s activities within the church as the Diocese of San Diego has not released the information about Malfo’s assignment history, only the cities in which he was assigned. In addition, information about the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, or Malfo’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown. However, according to media reports, the plaintiff claims he was abused in Rialto during the 1970s.

The plaintiff’s lawyer filed a complaint about Malfo in the parish and there was a settlement through an independent compensation program established in 2019 for victims who were sexually abused as minors by parish priests in San Diego.

Malfo’s current whereabouts are unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of San Diego in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of San Diego now have legal options due to a temporary change in the law, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922) or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Nicholas Figliola – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Father Nicholas Figliola

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Nicholas J. Figliola Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1977

Retired: 2012

Assignment History:

  • 1977-1979:             St. Kilian (Farmingdale, NY)
  • 1979-1985:             Holy Name of Mary (Valley Stream, NY)
  • 1981-Unknown:     St. Anthony’s High School (Smithtown, NY)
  • 1985-1986:             St. Martha (Uniondale, NY)
  • Unknown:               St. Paul’s Abbey (Newton, NJ)
  • 1986:                       St. Elizabeth (Melville, NY)
  • 1986-1991:             St. Patrick (Glen Cove, NY)
  • 1991-2005:             St. Frances Cabrini (Coram, NY)
  • 2005-2008:             Our Holy Redeemer (Freeport, NY)
  • 2008-2012:             St. Lawrence (Sayville, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Nicholas Figliola:

Fr. Nicholas Figliola was ordained as a priest in 1977. He served in multiple parishes in New York. His name is listed on the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s March 2021 List of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The liststates that the alleged sexual abuse occurred while Fr. Figliola worked at Holy Name of Mary in Valley Stream, NY, sometime between 1979 and 1985. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including the victim’s age/gender, are unknown. Despite the allegations, Fr. Figliola’s career spanned 35 years before he finally retired in 2012, and lives in Coram, NY.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in New York, contact our office today. In October 2020, the Rockville Centre Diocese filed for federal bankruptcy protection.  The Court will resolve all claims of sexual abuse in this process but strict filing deadlines will apply and no late claims will be considered, so contact us today.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

 

Fr. Robert Giuntini – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Father Robert Giuntini

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Robert Giuntini Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1976

Died: 2010

Assignment History:

  • 1976-1980:      St. Rosalie (Hampton Bays, NY)
  • 1980-1986:      Holy Family Diocesan High School (Huntington, NY)
  • 1984-1986:      St. Anthony’s High School (Huntington, NY)
  • 1986-1988:      St. Patrick (Huntington, NY)
  • 1988-1993:      St. Ignatius Loyola (Hicksville, NY)
  • 1993-1999:      St. Patrick (Bay Shore, NY)
  • 1999-2003:      Sts. Philip & James (Huntington, NY)
  • 2003-2010:      St. Joseph Guest House (Huntington, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Robert Giuntini:

Father Robert Giuntini was ordained a priest in 1976. His name is listed on the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s 2021 List of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The list states that the alleged sexual abuse occurred while Fr. Giuntini worked at St. Rosalie Church in Hampton Bays and Notre Dame Church in New Hyde Park, sometime between 1976-1980. The list also says that Fr. Giuntini abused his victim(s) at New York Men’s Club, in Fr. Giuntini’s car, and at a men’s bathhouse in Manhattan. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including the victim’s age/gender, are unknown. Fr. Giuntini died in 2010 at the age of 63.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in New York, contact our office today. In October 2020, the Rockville Centre Diocese filed for federal bankruptcy protection.  The Court will resolve all claims of sexual abuse in this process but strict filing deadlines will apply and no late claims will be considered, so contact us today.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

 

Louisiana Diocese Horowitz Law

Louisiana Becomes the Latest State to Open Courts to Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

New Louisiana Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations Gives Survivors of Abuse More Legal Options Starting Today

On June 15, 2021, the State of Louisiana became the latest in the wave of states to pass an extension to the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse cases.

In a landmark move, Louisiana lawmakers eliminated the time period for filing a lawsuit in future cases of abuse, and also created a three-year window for those abused in the past to file lawsuits too. Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the bill on Monday. 

For three years, beginning immediately, anyone sexually abused in Louisiana can file lawsuits against those responsible for their child sexual abuse, including the perpetrators and their employers.  

“The scars of childhood sexual abuse may stay with survivors long-term and they deserve more time to report these devastating crimes,” Gov. Edwards’ spokesperson Christina Stephens said.  

“We commend Louisiana lawmakers for recognizing that sexual abuse causes shame, embarrassment, fear, and guilt that many survivors carry well into their adulthood – and that keeps them suffering in silence for decades,” Adam Horowitz, the managing partner of Horowitz Law says of the new law.  “We are seeing a wave of new legislation across America as more and more survivors come forward to demand access to courts to hold those responsible for their nightmare accountable. We can add Louisiana to the list of states that are getting it right.”

The lawyers of Horowitz Law have represented victims and survivors of sexual abuse for more than 20 years.  If you were sexually abused in Louisiana, contact us now to discuss your legal options. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in Louisiana.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused as a child in Louisiana, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those sexually abused in Louisiana now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse in Louisiana and nationwide.  We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Mr. John Hanlon – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Mister John Hanlon

Diocese of Rockville Centre

John Hanlon Diocese of Rockville Centre Horowitz Law Ordained: N/A

Assigned as follows:

  • N/A

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Mister John Hanlon:

According to media reports, in February 2019, a woman alleged in a lawsuit that Mr. John Hanlon, the St. Agnes, parish janitor, sexually abused her as a 5-year-old girl. The alleged abuse occurred in the 1960s at St. Agnes in Rockville Centre. Years later, when she was 11, she and another woman claimed they were fondled in 1967, while being passed around the laps of priests at a Christmas party in the rectory.

“In April 2021 the official committee of abuse survivors in the Diocese’s bankruptcy identified Father Hanlon as a person accused of abuse who has some connection to the  Rockville Centre Diocese.” According to the committee, the people on this list, “…have been accused of committing sexual abuse. These people have served within the territorial limits of the  Diocese of Rockville Centre.  A religious order and/or diocese outside of the Diocese of Rockville Centre found sexual abuse accusations against these people to be credible or sexual abuse lawsuits have been filed against these people.”

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in New York, contact our office today. In October 2020, the Rockville Centre Diocese filed for federal bankruptcy protection.  The Court will resolve all claims of sexual abuse in this process but strict filing deadlines will apply and no late claims will be considered, so contact us today.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Mr. Frank Lind – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Mister Frank Lind

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Frank Lind Diocese of Rockville Centre Horowitz Law

Ordained: N/A

Died: Unknown

Assigned as follows:

  • N/A

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Mister Frank Lind:

According to media reports, in August 2019, a man alleged in a lawsuit that Mr. Frank Lind, the communications supervisor at Chaminade High School, sexually abused him when he was a 16-year-old student in 1970 and 1971. He was a member of the school’s Amateur Radio Club, moderated by Mr. Lind.

In 2016, the alleged victim sent a letter to Brother Joseph Dominick Bellizzi, Chaminade’s principal at the time. He stated the abuse lasted about nine months, and occurred in the Radio Club meeting room and a crawlspace under the school. He said Mr. Lind forced him to perform oral sex on him, threatening to shame him by showing family members and friends photos of the acts if he ever tried to tell anyone. Brother Bellizzi never responded to his letter.

“In April 2021 the official committee of abuse survivors in the Diocese’s bankruptcy identified Father Lind as a person accused of abuse who has some connection to the  Rockville Centre Diocese.” According to the committee, the people on this list, “…have been accused of committing sexual abuse. These people have served within the territorial limits of the  Diocese of Rockville Centre.  A religious order and/or diocese outside of the Diocese of Rockville Centre found sexual abuse accusations against these people to be credible or sexual abuse lawsuits have been filed against these people.”

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in New York, contact our office today. In October 2020, the Rockville Centre Diocese filed for federal bankruptcy protection.  The Court will resolve all claims of sexual abuse in this process but strict filing deadlines will apply and no late claims will be considered, so contact us today.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. James Devita – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Father James Devita

Diocese of Rockville Centre

James Devita Diocese of Rockville Centre Horowitz Law    Ordained: 1957 

Removed: 1995

Assigned as follows:

  • 1966-1969:       Our Lady of Good Counsel (Inwood, NY)
  • 1969-1978:       St. Rocco (Glen Cove, NY)
  • 1978-1993:       Pastor of Sacred Heart (Island Park, NY)
  • 1993-1995:       Pastor Emeritus of Sacred Heart (Island Park with residence at Our Lady of Good Counsel (Inwood, NY)
  • 1995-2021:       Residence in Florida

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father James Devita:

Father James Devita was ordained a priest in 1957. According to media reports, in 1993, a woman accused him of abusing her 16-year-old son in the late 1970s.  She said the priest sexually attacked her son and left bruises and cuts on him during a pre-Christmas weekend trip. He was sent for six months of psychiatric treatment in 1993, and deemed fit to continue his ministry. He moved on to Venice, FL in early 1994. From there, he went to the Palm Beach Diocese in mid-1995. He served for five months at parishes in Royal Palm Beach and Wellington when the new allegations surfaced in October 1995, and he was removed from ministry.

In August 1998, Father Devita confessed to New Buffalo parishioners that he had a sexual relationship with a Kings Park teenager 20 years earlier. Shortly after his confession, the Kalamazoo Diocese received a letter from Bishop Robert N. Lynch claiming that an adult male had accused the priest of sexual abuse while he was pastor at Our Lady Queen of Apostles in Royal Palm Beach.

In 2021, his name was listed on the Diocese of Rockville Centre List of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. According to the list, the alleged sexual abuse occurred in multiple locations while he served at St. Rocco in Glen Cove, NY including at the parish, in Devita’s car, at a Catholic retreat, at Devita’s family member’s house and at a private home in Long Island. He is believed to be living in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in New York, contact our office today. In October 2020, the Rockville Centre Diocese filed for federal bankruptcy protection.  The Court will resolve all claims of sexual abuse in this process but strict filing deadlines will apply and no late claims will be considered, so contact us today.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.