Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark
Placed on leave 1993. Charged with criminal sexual contact for fondling a youth. Convicted in 1994. Sentenced to six months probation. Morel also faced civil suit filed by man who alleged Morel abused him for eight years beginning when he was age 9 and ending about 1981. Living without restrictions at St. John Vianney Residence for Retired Priests in Rutherford, NJ for several years as of 11/13. On archdiocese’s list 2/13/19. Multiple victims noted. Deceased.
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