Father James A. Scott
Archdiocese of Washington
Assigned as follows:
- Paul VI High School (Clifton, NJ)
- Our Lady Star of the Sea (Lake Hopatcong, NJ)
- Pope John High School (Sparta, NJ)
- DePaul High School (Wayne, NJ)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father James A. Scott:
According to media reports, an allegation that Father James A. Scott sexually abused a minor was first reported to the Archdiocese of Washington in 1986. Father Scott was suspended and evaluated. In 1987, he was cleared for return to limited ministry as a hospital and nursing home chaplain.
In 1995, he was removed from ministry for reasons that are not entirely clear. In 1996, he was laicized.
Father Scott died in 2013.
In October 2018, Father Scott’s name appeared publicly on the Archdiocese of Washington’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors.
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