Br. Robert “Br. Edmund” Coakley

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark

Religious Order: Franciscan


Scoutmaster and teacher. Accused of abuse of of 2 brothers, one of whom killed himself at age 12. Died 1988. Civil suit filed and appealed to NJ Supreme Court. Dismissed because of NJ Charitable Immunity Act. Coakley’s name appeared in the Boy Scout Perversion files released in 2012.


Schultz v. Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark; San Jose Mercury News 12.30.89USA Today 11.11.02NewJersey.Com 05.02.03Press of Atlantic City 01.27.04Website: Catholic Scouters & Sexual Abuse, 11.30.07The Record 11.18.12;