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Fr. John Sutton – Diocese of Palm Beach

Father John Sutton 

Diocese of Palm Beach/Diocese of Paterson

 

Ordained: 1970

Dead: 2000

Assignment History:

  • St. Andrew (Clifton, NJ)
  • St. Agnes (Paterson, NJ)
  • Chaplain, St. Joseph Hospital
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Swartswood, NJ)
  • St. Patrick (Chatham, NJ)
  • Saint Joan of Arc (Boca Raton, Florida)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father John Sutton:

Fr. John Sutton was ordained in 1970. He is a former Catholic priest who served for a time at Saint Joan of Arc in Boca Raton, Florida. He’s included by the Diocese of Paterson (New Jersey) in its list of 28 priests who have been credibly accused of illegal sexual abuse involving minors.

Sutton took a leave of absence for unspecified reasons in 1979. Years later, he requested to be transferred to the Diocese of Palm Beach. The transfer was granted by the Bishop of Patterson and Sutton was eventually incardinated in the Diocese of Palm Beach in January of 2000 where he remained for the duration of his priesthood until his passing in August of 2000. 

The Diocese of Paterson says it investigated the abuse claim involving Sutton in 2005, along with their local prosecutor’s office, and found the accusation to be credible. The abuse is said to have occurred in the 1970s.

Information about the age/gender of his alleged victims, the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, or Sutton’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown.

Sutton died in 2000.

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Fr. John Sutton – Diocese of Paterson

Father John Sutton

Diocese of Paterson

John Sutton Horowitz LawOrdained: 1970

Died: 2000

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Andrew (Clifton, NJ)
  • St. Agnes (Paterson, NJ)
  • St. Joseph Hospital (Wayne, NJ)
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Swartswood, NJ)
  • St. Patrick (Chatham, NJ)
  • Saint Joan of Arc (Boca Raton, FL)
  • Sacred Heart (Lake Worth, FL)
  • Excardinated/Incardinated Diocese of Palm Beach

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John Sutton:

Fr. Sutton’s name first appeared publicly on the Diocese of Paterson’s list of accused priests published in February 2019. The Diocese of Paterson released almost no information on the allegations against each priest, including the age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. However, according to the Bishop of Paterson, in the case of each priest on the list, “the Diocese of Paterson received information concerning possible misconduct by the individual, investigated the matter for corroborating evidence, and determined that the report was credible. Accordingly, while those individuals may deny having engaged in illegal behavior involving a minor and they are entitled to be presumed innocent in a criminal court of law, the Diocese has determined that the information it received was credible and it has thus included their names on this disclosure.”

According to media reports, in 2005, officials from the Diocese of Paterson were informed of an abuse allegation against Sutton. The victim told investigators he had been abused as a minor, by Sutton in the 1970s. Following the allegation, Sutton was placed on a leave of absence from the Diocese of Paterson, according to the Diocese’s lawyers. It is unclear if he was sent to one of the many notorious treatment centers for pedophile priests that continue to operate. 

In 1994, Sutton went to work in the Diocese of Palm Beach in Florida, eventually incardinating there in 2000.  

The Diocese of Paterson says it investigated the abuse claim in 2005 and found the accusation to be credible after an internal review. 

Sutton died in August 2000 as a priest in good standing with the Diocese of Palm Beach.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Paterson. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Paterson, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Paterson now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims. Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Former Boca Raton Priest John Sutton On List of Priests “Credibly Accused” of Abusing Minors

John Sutton, a former Catholic priest who served for a time at Saint Joan of Arc in Boca Raton, Florida is included by the Diocese of Paterson (New Jersey) in its list of 28 priests who have been “credibly accused” of illegal sexual abuse involving minors.

John Sutton was born in 1943 and ordained in 1970.  Sutton served in the following assignments in the Diocese of Paterson:

  • St. Andrew (Clifton, NJ)
  • St. Agnes (Paterson, NJ)
  • Chaplain, St. Joseph Hospital
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Swartswood, NJ)
  • St. Patrick (Chatham, NJ)

Sutton also took a leave of absence for unspecified reasons in 1979.  Years later, he requested to be transferred to the Diocese of Palm Beach.  The transfer was granted by the Bishop in Patterson and Susan was eventually incardinated in the Diocese of Palm Beach in January 2000 where he remained for the duration of his priesthood until his passing in August 2000.   The Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey says it investigated the abuse claim involving Father Sutton in 2005, along with their local prosecutor’s office, and found the accusation to be credible.

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.  Although the Diocese of Paterson has identified 28 priests accused of abuse, Horowitz Law has 41 priests publicly accused in the Diocese of Paterson.

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.