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Fr. Robert Hermley (Franciscan) – Archdiocese of Newark

Father Robert Hermley

Archdiocese of Newark

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. 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 F. X. Bellwoar – Diocese of Newark

Father John F. X. Bellwoar

Diocese of Newark

Ordained: 1933

Died: 1993

Removed: 2018

Assigned as follows:

  • 1927-1928      Georgetown Preparatory School (N. Bethesda, MD)
  • 1928-1930      Gonzaga College High School (Washington, DC)
  • 1935-1936      St. Peter’s Preparatory School (Jersey City, NJ)
  • 1936 -1938     Fordham Preparatory School (Bronx, NY)
  • 1938-1940      St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 1940-1941      Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1941-1970      Gonzaga College High School (Washington, DC)
  • 1970-1976      St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (Washington, DC) Attached to Jesuit Community of St. Aloysius Gonzaga (Washington, DC)
  • 1976-1991      Gonzaga College High School (Washington, DC)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John F. X. Bellwoar:

Father John F. X. Bellwoar was ordained a Jesuit priest. He died in November 1993. According to media reports, in December 2018, his name appeared on the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus list of Jesuits with credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors. It noted multiple allegations of abuse, occurring from the 1950s to the 1960s in Prince George’s County, MD and Washington, DC. In February 2019, his name was included in the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese 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 Diocese 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 X. Bergeur:

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 John X. Bergeur. The only specifics provided were the parishes and schools to which 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 Bergeur’s assignment at the time of abuse.  

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 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.

 

Fr. Jorge Batista – Archdiocese of Newark

Father Jorge Batista

Archdiocese of Newark

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:

On February 13th, 2019, the Archdiocese of Newark released a list of 63 priests “credibly accused” of child sex abuse. One of the names that had never been listed publicly before this year was that of Father Jorge Batista. The only specifics provided by the Archdiocese of Newark 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 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.

 

Fr. Robert Alcamo – Archdiocese of Newark

Father Robert Alcamo

Archdiocese of Newark

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:

On February 13th, 2019, the Archdiocese of Newark released a list of 63 priests “credibly accused” of child sex abuse. One of the names that had never been listed publicly before this year was that of Father Robert Alcamo.

The only specifics provided by the Archdiocese of Newark in addition to the names of the priests were the parishes and schools each priest served under and the number of victims known. Robert Alcamo was listed as having one alleged victim. The age/gender of that victim is unknown, as is Alcamo’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. 

According to the Archdiocese, Alcamo has been laicized.  It is unclear when he was removed from ministry.  

Alcamo is believed to be residing in the Easton, Pennsylvania, area.  He is now 63 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.