Father Robert Marotta
Archdiocese of Newark
Assigned as follows:
- Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Jersey City, NJ)
- Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Lyndhurst, NJ)
- Our Lady of the Rosary (Newark, NJ)
- Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Newark, NJ)
- St. John the Baptist (Jersey City, NJ)
- Our Lady Of Libera (West New York, NJ)
- Immaculate Conception (Secaucus, NJ)
- Our Lady Of Victories (Jersey City, NJ)
- St. Cecilia (Kearny, NJ)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Robert Marotta:
Father Robert Marotta’s name first appeared publicly on the Archdiocese of Newark’s list of accused priests published in February 2019. It released almost no information on the allegations against each priest, including age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. However, according to the Archbishop of Newark, in the case of each priest on the list, “the Archdiocese of Newark 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 Archdiocese has determined that the information it received was credible and it has thus included their names on this disclosure.”
Marotta was credibly accused of the sexual abuse of one child, according to the Newark Archdiocese. No additional details were offered by the Archdiocese, such as Marotta’s assignment at the time of the abuse. A man claiming to be the victim known to the Archdiocese, did give an interview to media and stated that he was sexually abused by Marotta at Immaculate Conception in Newark, Mount Carmel in Montclair and St. Rocco in North Bergen.
Marotta died in 2012.
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