Diocese of Metuchen

 

Sexually Abused by a Priest in the Diocese of Metuchen? We Can Help.

Our law firm is offering free, confidential evaluations of clergy sexual abuse claims involving priests of the Diocese of Metuchen.  We have been handling clergy abuse cases for decades and have the experience you need to seek justice for what happened to you. Contact us today at (954) 641-2100 or send an e-mail to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to find out your legal options.

Recent developments in the State of New Jersey, including the Attorney General’s announcement of a comprehensive investigation of sexual abuse allegations against New Jersey clergy, have changed the legal landscape for survivors of sexual abuse by clergy in the Diocese of Metuchen.  The Attorney General investigation, which is only in its infancy, could very well reveal abuse and cover-up patterns similar to those found in New York and Pennsylvania in their groundbreaking grand jury investigations.

The Diocese of Metuchen has established a voluntary compensation fund for survivors of sexual abuse in Metuchen, but you must act soon.

Recently, the Bishop of Metuchen, James F. Checchio, announced that the Diocese of Metuchen will participate in a confidential, voluntary compensation settlement fund for victims of sexual abuse by clergy in the State of New Jersey.  The fund, which is modeled after similar funds in New York and Pennsylvania, will compensate victims in a shorter, more cursory process than full-blown litigation. Respected attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who administered the New York and Pennsylvania claims and other high profile, sensitive claims like the 9/11 Fund, and his business manager, Camille Biros, will review each claim as a neutral third party and award compensation.  We have extensive experience handling claims in the compensation funds and are very familiar with the process and expectations of Mr. Feinberg and Ms. Biros.

There will be a deadline by which all claims must be filed with the Diocese of Metuchen, so it is important that you act today to protect your rights under the fund.  Contact us today to discuss your options.

Through Our Own Investigation, We Have Identified 22 Catholic Clergy Accused of Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Metuchen, and that Number is Expected to Grow.

In February 2019, Bishop Checcio released the names of only 9 men that it said had been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors in the Diocese of Metuchen, along with two it says are under investigation by civil authorities (e.g., law enforcement).  The Diocese defined the term “credibly accused” itself, and had total control over the investigation into the credibility of the underlying allegations, just as it had exclusive control over the criteria determining which priests were identified on its list.  This makes an independent grand jury investigation that much more important, particularly since the list seems quite incomplete.

Through our our investigative efforts, we have identified 22 Catholic clergy assigned in the Diocese of Metuchen who have been publicly accused of sexually abusing minors.  We believe it to be the most comprehensive list of accused clergy publicly available today. In many cases, the priests listed below were the subject of multiple allegations, or were moved to a new parish after allegations arose.

The accused clergy we have identified are:

  • Fr. John M. Banko
  • Fr. John R. Butler
  • Fr. John J. Casey
  • Fr. Michael J. Cashman
  • Fr. Raymond L. Cole
  • Fr. Alfonso Condorson (a/k/a Alfonso Condorpusa)
  • Fr. Eugene D. Corbesero (Society for Foreign Missions)
  • Fr. Mark Dolak
  • Fr. Kevin P. Duggan
  • Fr. George A. Farrell
  • Fr. Thomas Ganley
  • Fr. John C. Giordano
  • Fr. John Huels  (Servite)
  • Fr. Anthony Kramarz
  • Fr. Patrick Kuffner
  • Fr. Gregory Littleton
  • Archbishop Theodore McCarrick
  • Deacon Dann Rossi
  • Fr. Michael P. Santillo
  • Br. John B. Spalding (Brothers of the Sacred Heart)
  • Fr. Gregory Uhrig
  • Fr. Tomasz A. Zielinski

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Metuchen 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 Metuchen 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 (954) 641-2100 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.