Tag: Sex

Fr. Bruno Ugliano – Diocese of Paterson

Father Bruno Ugliano

Diocese of Paterson

Bruno Ugliano Horowitz LawOrdained: 1967

Dead: 2014

Assignment History:

  • Delbarton School (Morristown, NJ)
  • Rider University (Lawrenceville, NJ)
  • St. Elizabeth’s Church (Linden, NJ)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Bruno Ugliano:

Fr. Bruno Ugliano was ordained a priest in 1967. He was assistant Delbarton headmaster from 1975-1978 and headmaster from 1985-1990. He is one of three monks in which allegations have been made against connecting him to a sexual abuse case.

In 2021, according to media reports, a former star athlete and football player at Delbarton School in Morris County has filed a lawsuit against the Order of St. Benedict of New Jersey, which runs the Delbarton School, claiming three monks sexually abused him as a teenager in the 1970s. The lawsuit identifies the monks as three men who have since died — the Rev. Manus Duffy, Br. Jonathan Michael Hunt and the Rev. Bruno Ugliano.

The victim claims the abuse took place in the 1970s when he was 13-14 years old. The abuse is said to have occurred more than 150 times in the 1977-1978 school year in bathroom stalls, a school office, a classroom, and on a retreat to the Jersey Shore, according to the complaint, filed in Superior Court of Morris County.

Ugliano was also previously accused of sexual abuse of a minor in 2002. The victim was a 14-year-old female who was allegedly sexually abused by Ugliano in the early 1980s, while assigned to a Linden parish. Ugliano was temporarily suspended, but then law enforcement deemed the allegations not credible.

Ugliano died in 2014.

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. 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.

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

Fr. Manus Duffy – Diocese of Paterson

Father Manus Duffy

Diocese of Paterson

Manus Duffy Horowitz LawOrdained: 1969

Left priesthood: 1989

Dead: 2008

Assignment History:

  • 1967-1987: Delbarton School (Morristown, NJ)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Manus Duffy:

Fr. Manus Duffy was a teacher and the headmaster of discipline at Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey. He is one of three monks in which allegations have been made against connecting him to a sexual abuse case.

In 2021, according to media reports, a former star athlete and football player at Delbarton School in Morris County has filed a lawsuit against the Order of St. Benedict of New Jersey, which runs the Delbarton School, claiming three monks sexually abused him as a teenager in the 1970s. The lawsuit identifies the monks as three men who have since died — the Rev. Manus Duffy, Br. Jonathan Michael Hunt and the Rev. Bruno Ugliano.

The victim claims the abuse took place in the 1970s when he was 13-14 years old. The abuse is said to have occurred more than 150 times in the 1977-1978 school year in bathroom stalls, a school office, a classroom, and on a retreat to the Jersey Shore, according to the complaint, filed in Superior Court of Morris County.

The lawsuit alleges that the victim was abused by Duffy, who was known to fondle and massage him and other students in classroom settings. Additionally, Duffy was accused of raping the victim twice during an overnight retreat on the New Jersey Shore.

Duffy died in 2008.

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. 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.

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

Br. Jonathan Hunt – Diocese of Paterson

Brother Jonathan Michael Hunt

Diocese of Paterson

Jonathan Michael Hunt Horowitz LawJoined: 1964

Dead: 2020

Assignment History:

  • Delbarton School (Morristown, NJ)
  • St. Mary’s Abbey (Morristown, NJ)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Brother Jonathan Michael Hunt:

In 1964, Hunt professed simple vows, receiving the religious name Jonathan. In 1979, he was ordained deacon at St. Mary’s Abbey, Morristown. In 1973, Hunt began his long teaching career at Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey. In 2021,

In 2021, according to media reports, a former star athlete and football player at Delbarton School in Morris County has filed a lawsuit against the Order of St. Benedict of New Jersey, which runs the Delbarton School, claiming three monks sexually abused him as a teenager in the 1970s. The lawsuit identifies the monks as three men who have since died — the Rev. Manus Duffy, Br. Jonathan Michael Hunt and the Rev. Bruno Ugliano.

The victim claims the abuse took place in the 1970s when he was 13-14 years old. The abuse is said to have occurred more than 150 times in the 1977-1978 school year in bathroom stalls, a school office, a classroom, and on a retreat to the Jersey Shore, according to the complaint, filed in Superior Court of Morris County.

Hunt died in 2020.

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. 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.

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

Fr. Ramon Malfo – Diocese of San Diego

Father Ramon Malfo

Diocese of San Diego

Ramon Malfo Horowitz Law

Appointed: 1976

Assignment History:

  • 2010-2019: Fallbrook Apostolic Catholic Parish and School

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Ramon Malfo:

Fr. Ramon Malfo was appointed in 1976. According to media reports, he was assigned to various locations in San Diego County, including churches in San Diego, Oceanside, Chula Vista, Vista, Fallbrook, and Escondido.

Very little is known of Malfo’s activities within the church as the Diocese of San Diego has not released the information about Malfo’s assignment history, only the cities in which he was assigned. In addition, information about the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, or Malfo’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown. However, according to media reports, the plaintiff claims he was abused in Rialto during the 1970s.

The plaintiff’s lawyer filed a complaint about Malfo in the parish and there was a settlement through an independent compensation program established in 2019 for victims who were sexually abused as minors by parish priests in San Diego.

Malfo’s current whereabouts are unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of San Diego in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of San Diego now have legal options due to a temporary change in the law, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

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

Fr. Ramon Marrufo – Diocese of San Diego

Father Ramon Marrufo 

Diocese of San Diego

Ramon Marrufo Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1976

Assignment History:

  •  2010-2019: St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Parish and School (Fallbrook, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Ramon Marrufo:

Fr. Ramon Marrufo was ordained a priest in 1976. Marrufo has been assigned to parishes in San Diego, Oceanside, Chula Vista, Vista, Fallbrook, and Escondido, California throughout his priesthood.

In June 2021, a lawsuit was filed by a man alleging abuse by Marrufo when he was a young boy. The abuse started when he was in second grade in Rialto, California. According to media reports, the plaintiff alleges he was molested over the course of several years starting in the 1970s.

The Diocese of San Diego along with the Diocese of San Bernardino and two San Bernardino County schools are listed as defendants in the lawsuit. The plaintiff alleges he was sexually abused by Marrufo and later by another priest in the two San Bernardino County schools.

A separate allegation has allegedly been made against Marrufo in which the Diocese confirmed there was a settlement made with the victim through its Independent Compensation Program that was established in 2019.

Marrufo was last assigned to St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Parish and School in Fallbrook, California. His current whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of San Diego in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of San Diego now have legal options due to a temporary change in the law, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

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

Fr. Jeffrey L’Arche – Diocese of Albany

Father Jeffrey L’Arche 

Diocese of Albany

Jeffrey L’Arche Horowitz LawOrdained: 1975

Administrative leave:  2021

Assignment History:

  • Our Lady of LaSalette Shrine (Altamont, NY)
  • St. Mary’s Church (Amsterdam, NY)
  • St. Stephen’s Church (Hagaman, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Jeffrey L’Arche:

Fr. Jeffrey L’Arche was ordained for the Missionaries of LaSalette in 1975. In June 2021, L’Arche was placed on administrative leave after the Diocese of Springfield’s Misconduct Commission found a single allegation of sexual abuse of a minor was deemed credible. The alleged abuse occurred sometime between 1976 and 1981.

L’Arche’s status as a priest is currently barred from officiating at sacraments, wearing clerical garb, or presenting himself as a priest.

According to media reports, a subsequent investigation initiated by the LaSalette congregation and conducted by Praesidium Inc. found the allegation to be “highly questionable” and, therefore, not credible. As a result, Father L’Arche, who maintains his innocence, has an asterisk placed next to his name on the Springfield list, indicating the conflicting findings. His name, with an identical asterisk and note, has been added to the Diocese of Albany’s List of Offenders.

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

Father John McDevitt 

Diocese of Camden/Oblates

John McDevitt Horowitz LawOrdained: 1966

Dead: 1999

Assignment History:

  • 1967-1968: Salesianum School (Wilmington, DE)
  • 1968-1980: Northeast Catholic High School (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 1980-1982: Bishop McDevitt HS (Harrisburg, PA) 
  • 1982-1989: Salesianum School (Wilmington, DE)
  • 1989-1994: Father Judge High School (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 1994-1999: DeSales Centre (Childs, MD) 

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father John McDevitt:

Father John McDevitt, a member of the Oblates of St. Francis DeSales served on the Philadelphia City Council. He was one of the founders and served as the first president of the Summerdale Boys’ Club. He was also the founding president of the Northeast-Suburban Athletic Conference. In addition, he taught theology at several high schools in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He retired in 1994. 

According to media reports, in April 2009, Father McDevitt was named in a civil suit alleging he sexually abused a male student at Salesianum School in Wilmington, Delaware during his junior year from 1985 through 1986.

In June 2009, the nephew of Cardinal John J.O’Connor, the former head of the Archdiocese of New York, filed a lawsuit in Delaware alleging McDevitt sexually abused him as a 14-year-old student at Father Judge High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1990 through 1991. The order had already removed him from the school. The suit stated that the priest knew he was related to the cardinal and used that information to intimidate the boy. He left the school after his freshman year, stating in the suit that he could no longer take the abuse.

According to the suit, “He threatened him with low grades in his religion class in order to entice him into private tutoring sessions, and during the private tutoring sessions, he proceeded to sexually abuse the plaintiff.”

According to abuse survivor accounts, McDevitt also molested children at Camp Brisson, a boys’ summer camp in Cecil County, Maryland, which was run by the Oblates.

In August 2011, as part of the Oblates $24.8 million settlement resolving 40 civil lawsuits brought under the Delaware Child Victims act against the religious order, McDevitt was one of twelve names released.

In August 2018, McDevitt’s name was included on the Diocese of Harrisburg’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors, as well as the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report, which included the account of a male who stated that McDevitt tried to forcibly kiss him while in high school.

McDevitt died in 1999.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Camden in New Jersey.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in New Jersey, contact our office today. In October 2020, the Camden Diocese filed for federal bankruptcy protection.  The Court will resolve all claims of sexual abuse in this process but strict filing deadlines will apply and no late claims will be considered, so contact us today.  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. Thomas Devery – Archdiocese of New York

Father Thomas Devery

Archdiocese of New York

Thomas Devery Horowitz Law

Assignment History:

  • Our Lady of Pity R.C. Church (Bulls Head, NY)
  • 2014-2021: Our Lady Star of the Sea (Staten Island, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Thomas Devery:

In August 2019, a lawsuit was filed in the state Supreme Court in Manhattan against the Archdiocese of New York, alleging that Fr. Thomas Devery sexually abused an altar boy at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Shrub Oak, Westchester County, in 1984. According to the suit, the boy was 15-years-old when Devery engaged in unpermitted sexual contact with him.

According to bishop accountability, Devery said in the letter that about four years ago, one person filed an unsuccessful claim against him through the Archdiocese’s Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) “alleging that nearly four decades ago I had committed an act of abuse with a minor”.

In March 2021, the advocacy group, SNAP, is calling upon the Archbishop of New York to remove Devery from ministry and parochial vicar at Our Lady Star of the Sea R.C. The Archdiocese of New York has not informed parishioners about the allegations, and he remains in active ministry.

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

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

Fr. Vance Thorne – Diocese of Little Rock

Father Vance Throne  

Diocese of Little Rock/Society of the Divine Word

Vance Throne Horowitz Law
Ordained: 1954

Removed: 1987

Dead: 2004

Assignment History:

  • 1958-1959: St. Leo Catholic Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1971-1980: St. Bartholomew (Little Rock, AR)
  • Holy Ghost (Jackson, MS)
  • St. Mary (Vicksburg, MS)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Vance Throne:

Fr. Vance Throne was ordained a priest in 1954. He was assigned to St. Bartholomew in Little Rock, Arkansas under the Diocese of Little Rock. Thorne also worked in the Diocese of Austin Texas (1961-1971), Jackson, Mississippi (1980-1987), and Trenton, New Jersey.

According to the LA archdiocesan report in 2004, Thorne was accused of abuse by one person in the early 1970s.

There were at least 3 civil suits and 2 criminal indictments filed between 1986-1987 in Mississippi. One plaintiff claimed abuse by Thorne between 1980-1986 beginning when he was age 14 at Holy Ghost church in Jackson, MS. There was another alleged abuse at the same parish as a 9-year-old boy. It notes alleged abuse in 1986 and that it was reported the same year.

Throne appears on a list published by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in addition to credible allegations in the Diocese of Jackson.

Thorne died in 2004.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse by Arkansas priests in the Diocese of Little Rock.  Our lawyers are now offering free legal consultations to discuss a potential lawsuit and your other options as a survivor of sexual abuse by priests and other employees of the Little Rock Diocese.  Your chance to pursue legal action will soon be over.  Most victims of abuse will never be able to recover damages if they miss the temporary window to file a lawsuit, so please contact us to discuss your case today.   Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an e-mail to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Br. Francis Zimmerer – Diocese of Little Rock

Brother Francis Zimmerer   

Diocese of Little Rock/Benedictine

Francis Zimmerer Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1932

Died: 1983

Assignment History:

  • 1932-1933: Subiaco Academy 
  • 1933-1940: Sacred Heart (Muenster, TX)
  • 1940-1941: St. Mary (Windthorst, TX)
  • 1941-1945: Army Chaplain in World War II 
  • 1945-1949: Subiaco Academy 
  • 1948: St. Benedict, Subiaco
  • 1950-1951: St. Scholastica, Shoal Creek / New Blaine 
  • 1952-1953: St. Mary (Windthorst, TX)
  • 1953: Subiaco Abbey 
  • 1954-1959: St. Teresa (Corpus Christi, TX)
  • 1960-1962: Counselor for Arkansas rehabilitation programs 
  • 1963-1966: St. Peter (Mount Clemens, MI)
  • 1966: Counselor in Little Rock prisons  
  • 1967: Counselor for Arkansas rehabilitation program (Fort Smith, AR)
  • 1968-1970: VA Hospital (Tomah, WI)
  • 1971: St. Stephen (Stevens Point, WI); St. Kilian (Blenker, WI) 
  • 1972-1973: St. Joseph Hospital (Chippewa Falls, WI)
  • 1974-1975: St. John the Baptist (Elgar, WI)
  • 1976-1981: Assumption  of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Decatur, TX)
  • 1981-1983: Sts. Peter and Paul, Morrison Blu

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Brother Francis Zimmerer:

Br. Francis Zimmerer was ordained a priest in 1932. Zimmerer was assigned to parishes in Texas, Arkansas, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

In 2008, the Diocese of Fort Worth announced a credible allegation that Zimmerer sexually abused an 11-year-old boy, while assigned to Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Decatur, Texas in 1978. As of 2015, two more men had come forward with credible allegations of abuse at the same church.

In 2018, Zimmerer was publicly named and included on the Diocese of Little Rock list of accused clergy for whom unsubstantiated though credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been received. There are no known victims in Arkansas, but 3 known victims in Texas.

In 2019, Zimmerer was named on the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau list and on the Diocese of La Crosse list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor in 2020.

Zimmerer died in 1983.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse by Arkansas priests in the Diocese of Little Rock.  Our lawyers are now offering free legal consultations to discuss a potential lawsuit and your other options as a survivor of sexual abuse by priests and other employees of the Little Rock Diocese.  Your chance to pursue legal action will soon be over.  Most victims of abuse will never be able to recover damages if they miss the temporary window to file a lawsuit, so please contact us to discuss your case today.   Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an e-mail to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.