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Oratory Preparatory School

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Sexual Abuse Allegations at Oratory Preparatory School

Union County, New Jersey

Founded: 1907

Location: Summit, New Jersey

Grades: 7 through 12

Oratory Preparatory School is a Roman Catholic college prep school for boys in 7th through 12th grades. It has an average annual enrollment of 350 students and 38 classroom teachers. The school was founded in 1907 as Carlton Academy, a boarding school educating grades 4 through 12. In 1964 , the school limited its focus on the older children and became a day school. 

In February 2019, the Archdiocese of Newark released a list of priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse at some point in their career. Four priests on the list had ties to Summit, New Jersey. They were listed as working in schools, churches and hospitals. John Capparelli and Joseph DiPeri were two of the priests assigned to Oratory Prep and Arturo Crespo and Robert Gibney were at other assignments near the school campus. 

Not long after the Archdiocese’s list was released, Capparelli was found shot to death in his Las Vegas home.

Gibney and DiPeri are also deceased.  Crespo is believed to be residing in the Tampa, Florida area.  He is 57 years old.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse in New Jersey. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused in New Jersey, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those sexually abused by teachers, coaches, and administrators in New Jersey private schools now have legal options to get justice and compensation, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our law firm offers free consultations and always works on a contingency basis. 

Contact us at (954) 641-2100 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your case today.

Fr. Arturo Crespo – Archdiocese of Newark

Father Arturo Crespo

Archdiocese of Newark

Ordained:1994

Assigned as Follows:

  • St. Teresa of Avila (Summit, NJ)
  • St. Bridget (Resurrection) (Jersey City, NJ)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegation against Father Arturo Crespo:  

On February 13th, 2019, the Archdiocese of Newark released a list of 63 priests “credibly accused” of child sex abuse. One of the names listed was that of Father Arturo Crespo. The only specifics provided by the Archdiocese were the parishes and schools to which Crespo was assigned and the number of victims known to the Archdiocese of Newark.

Crespo was listed as having one credible accusation of sexual abuse. No details were provided as to the age/gender of the victim, nor Crespo’s assignment at the time of the abuse.

According to the Archdiocese of Newark, Crespo has been permanently removed from ministry but remains a priest. He is believed to be residing in Holiday, Florida, near Tampa.  He is 57 years old.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Newark 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 Archdiocese of Newark now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims. Contact us at (954) 641-2100 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com.