Father Caesar Orrico
Archdiocese of Newark
- 1962-1972: Emeritus of Church of the Assumption (Emerson, NJ)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Caesar Orrico:
Father Caesar Orrico was a priest and served in the Archdiocese of Newark. He guided Emeritus of Church of the Assumption since its earliest days as a mission of St. Andrew’s, Westwood, when there were just 40 parishioners. His parish grow to 3,000 members and erected a school, rectory, convent and a friary for the Franciscan Brothers who shared teaching duties in the school with the Franciscan Capuchin Sisters.
According to media reports, in 2021, five new lawsuits against the Archdiocese of Newark were filed alleging child sexual abuse. Among the five, Father Orrico was accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old from 1953 to 1958 while serving at Church of the Assumption in Emerson, NJ. No further details about the abuse have been released. He died in 2003 at the age of 86.
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