Br. Jerome “Jerry” Heustis

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark

Religious Order: Congregation of the Christian Brothers


Accused of molesting one boy between 1963-1967 at Essex Catholic High School, Newark, New Jersey. The youth committed suicide in 1978. The boy’s cousin later filed a civil suit re NY Archdiocese, Newark & and the Order alleging abuse by several brothersand brothers in the order. Heustis later served as principal at Palma High for 6 yrs in 1980s. Deceased.


Renew America 05.17.06Hoatson v NY Archdiocese et al, Cause No 07-102959, 08.14.07KSBW 02.27.12Monterey Herald 02.27.12The Californian 02.27.12Monterey Herald 02.28.12The Californian 02.28.12Monterey Herald 07.30.12Santa Cruz Sentinel 03.28.13Monterey Herald 09.06.13Monterey Herald (AP) 10.12.13;