Fr. Claude J. Bender

Diocese: Diocese of Camden


Boy claimed he was abused by Bender during 1970s. Settled claim for $25,000 in 1993. Bender was on sick leave per 1990 Catholic Directory and died 10/19/91. Diocese said it did not know about Bender’s behavior until after his death.


Civil Suit: Atlantic Cty, NJ; # ATL-L-004059; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05;