Brother Michael Sean McElhatton
Archdiocese of Newark
Assigned as follows:
- Bergen Catholic High School (Oradell, NJ)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Brother Michael Sean McElhatton:
Brother Michael Sean McElhatton was a member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers and served in the Archdiocese of Newark. According to media reports, at least one allegation of child sexual abuse was made against him “in the bankruptcy matter In re: The Christian Brothers’ Institute, et al.” The alleged abuse occurred while Brother McElhatton worked at Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, NJ in the mid-late 1960s. His current whereabouts are unknown.
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York issued an order confirming the reorganization plan developed by a committee representing sexual abuse survivors and the Christian Brothers of Ireland, Inc. and The Christian Brothers’ Institute (the “Debtors”).
According to the bankruptcy plan, “the Debtors will pay approximately $13.5 million to fund a trust created for the purpose of distributing funds to the sexual abuse survivors. In addition, the Debtors have agreed to sell certain real estate assets with sale proceeds going primarily to the trust for distribution. An additional $3.2 million will be funded by an insurer of one of the Debtors.”
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