Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark
Religious Order: Congregation of the Christian Brothers
Accused of abusing a freshman boy with emotional problems. Civil suit filed 8/88 and police conducted investigation. Hewitt sentenced to 5 years probation 4/89 and inpatient therapy in New Mexico. Order and archdiocese filed against insurance company. NJ Superior Court ruled 8/5/97 reversing lower court’s order dismissing plaintiffs’ claims and remanding. See 698 A.2d 543; 1997 N.J.Super. LEXIS 363.
Bruni, Gospel of Shame, p. 186; McNally v. Providence Washington Insurance Co., 698 A.2d 543, 548 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 1997); http://bishop-accountability.org