Diocese: Diocese of Paterson
Religious Order: Order of St. Benedict
Named in five 2015 lawsuits vs Delbarton School (prep school for boys grades 7-12), St. Mary’s Abbey and The Order of St. Benedict among 5 priests who allegedly sexually abused Delbarton students between 1972-84. Per St. Mary’s Abbey the complaints “are not new.” In 2012 the plaintiffs’ attorney filed one lawsuit putting all claimants in multi-plaintiff complaint. It was dismissed.