Fr. Thomas M. Harkins

Diocese: Diocese of Camden


Named in 1994 RICO civil suit filed in Camden. Allegation of abuse of girl in 1979-80. Sent for therapy. 2nd allegation. Both settled for total of $195K. Church did not report allegation to police per state law. Sent for treatment on other occasions. Active until 2002 when permanently removed. Woman filed suit 5/16/12 alleging abuse on multiple occasions in 1980 and 1981 at St. Anthony of Padua in Hammonton. In 2012 held security post at Philadelphia Inter. Airport. Suit settled 6/27/14 under undisclosed terms.


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