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Fr. Robert Hermley – Archdiocese of Newark

Father Robert Hermley

Archdiocese of Newark / Oblates

Robert Hermley Archdiocese of Newark Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1955

Died: 2009

Assigned as follows:

  • 1955:                De Sales Hall (Washington, DC)
  • 1956:                St. Francis de Sales (Toledo, OH) 
  • 1958-1965:      Father Judge High School for Boys (Philadelphia, PA) 
  • 1966:                Mission House of the Oblates of St. Francis De Sales (Toledo, OH)  
  • 1967-1978:      Father Judge High School for Boys (Philadelphia, PA)  
  • 1979-1980:      Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Seaside Heights, NJ)  
  • 1981-1982:      Padua Academy Residence (Wilmington, DE)  
  • 1983-1988:      Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (Vienna, VA)  
  • 1989:                Unknown
  • 1990-1991:      Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (Vienna, VA) 
  • 1992:                St. Mary (Fredericksburg, VA) 
  • 1993-2000:      Seton Home Study
  • 2001:                Little Sisters of the Poor (Newark, NJ)  
  • 2003-2006:      Oblates of St. Francis De Sales Retirement and Retreat Center  (Childs, MD)  
  • 2007-2008:      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Robert Hermley:

Father Robert Hermley was a priest of Oblates of St. Francis De Sales religious order and served in the Archdiocese of Newark. He served in multiple parishes throughout his career. According to media reports, in June 1982, he was convicted in Pennsylvania of indecent assault of two minor boys age 13 and 14 while on assignment at Padua Academy in  Wilmington, Delaware.  He was arrested for watching pornographic film with the boys in a parked car at a drive-in theater. Nineteen pornographic magazines were confiscated from his car. 

He was sentenced to three years probation. Johns Hopkins University physicians examined Father Hermley and determined he did not need help. In December of the same year he was reinstated to ministry in Vienna, Virginia. 

In May 1987, a woman reported to the Oblates that Father Hermley sexually abused her son when he was 10 or 11-years old in the early 1980s while serving at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Seaside Heights, in New Jersey. Local authorities were not contacted. The allegation was handled by the Oblates. 

In September 2003, Father Hermley was accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy while on assignment at Father Judge High School for Boys, in Philadelphia between 1976 and 1980. This time, the DA’s Office and law enforcement were contacted. 

Father Hermley retired in 2003. He was named in the extensive Philadelphia Grand Jury report released in 2005. He died in August 2009. 

In August 2011, his name was released as part of the Oblates’ settlement of $24.8M reached with 40 plaintiffs.

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 Newark, 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.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. John X. Bergeur – Archdiocese of Newark

Father John X. Bergeur

Archdiocese of Newark

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Ordained:1945

Deceased: 2005

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1946: St. Anthony’s, Silver Lake, NJ
  • 1947-1948: Holy Rosary, Jersey City, NJ
  • 1949-1953: Sacred Heart, Lyndhurst, NJ
  • 1954-1973: Chaplain, U.S. Navy (Including Newport, RI)
  • 1974-1976: Our Lady of the Visitation, Paramus, NJ
  • 1977-1978 On Duty Outside Diocese
  • 1977-1982: Damien Memorial High School, Honolulu, HI
  • 1983-1987: Assignment Outside of Archdiocese, Groton Station, CT
  • 1988-1994: Retired;  Boynton Beach, FL
  • 1995-2000: Retired; St. John Vianney Residence for Priests, Rutherford, NJ
  • 2001: Retired; Summit, NJ
  • 2002-2005: Retired; Allendale Nursing Home, Allendale, NJ

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father John Bergeur:

Father John Bergeur was ordained to the priesthood in 1945. He served in multiple parishes throughout his career in the the Archdiocese of Newark. According to media reports, in February 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 John Bergeur.

The only specifics provided were the parishes and schools to which Father Bergeur was assigned, and the number of victims known. Father Bergeur was listed as having one credible accusation of sexual abuse. No information was provided by the Archdiocese of Newark as to the age/gender of the victim, nor as to Father Bergeur’s assignment at the time of abuse.  

Father Bergeur is deceased, according to the Archdiocese of Newark.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Newark in New Jersey.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused in the Archdiocese of Newark, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Newark 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. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Jorge Batista – Archdiocese of Newark

Father Jorge Batista

Archdiocese of Newark

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Ordained: 1983

Assigned as Follows:

  • Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary and St. Michael’s Catholic Church (St. Elizabeth, NJ)
  • St. Nicholas Church (Jersey City, NJ)
  • St. Paul of the Cross (Jersey City, NJ)
  • St. Augustine (Union City, NJ)
  • St. Anthony of of Padua (Union City, NJ)
  • St. Joseph of Palisades (West New York)

Summary of Sexual Abuse against Father Jorge Batista:

Father Jorge Batista was ordained a priest in 1983 and served in the Archdiocese of Newark. According to media reports, in February 2019, his name was included on its list of 63 priests “credibly accused” of child sex abuse.

“This list of names is the result of an extensive review of Archdiocesan records dating back to 1940. All names were previously reported to law enforcement agencies. The Archdiocese of Newark has a zero-tolerance policy for any type of mistreatment or misconduct involving children and young adults. No member of the clergy with a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor remains in ministry.”

The only specifics provided were the parishes and schools each priest served under or attended and the number of victims known to it. Father Jorge Batista was listed as having one credible accusation of sexual abuse of a minor. The age/gender of the victim is not known, nor is Batista’s assignment at the time of the abuse. According to the Archdiocese of Newark, Batista is deceased.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Newark in New Jersey.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused in the Archdiocese of Newark, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Newark 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. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Robert Alcamo – Archdiocese of Newark

Father Robert Alcamo

Archdiocese of Newark

Robert Alcamo Archdiocese of Newark Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1980

Assigned as Follows:

  • St. Raphael’s Church (Livingston, NJ)
  • Church of Assumption (Roselle Park, NJ)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Robert Alcamo:

Father Robert Alcamo was ordained a priest in 1980 and served in the Archdiocese of Newark. According to media reports, in February 2019, his name was included on its list of 63 priests “credibly accused” of child sex abuse.

“This list of names is the result of an extensive review of Archdiocesan records dating back to 1940. All names were previously reported to law enforcement agencies. The Archdiocese of Newark has a zero-tolerance policy for any type of mistreatment or misconduct involving children and young adults. No member of the clergy with a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor remains in ministry.”

The only specifics provided were the parishes and schools each priest served under and the number of victims known. Father Alcamo was listed as having one alleged victim. The age/gender of that victim is unknown, as is the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. 

According to the Archdiocese, Father Alcamo has been laicized.  It is unclear when he was removed from ministry.  He is believed to be residing in the Easton, Pennsylvania, area. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Newark in New Jersey.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused in the Archdiocese of Newark, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Newark 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. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.