Fr. James T. Hanley

Diocese: Diocese of Paterson


Admitted in 10/4/03 deposition to abusing about 12 boys 1968-82; abuse included oral sex. Also stated that he had admitted the abuse to Bp. Rodimer in 9/85. Removed from ministry by Rodimer in 1986. Serrano case was settled by diocese in 1987 for $350Kwith a confidentiality agrmnt. Hanley admitted abusing Mark Serrano 1974-81 starting at age 9. Serrano went public 3/18/02. Request for laicization granted in 2003. Diocese settled with 21 accusers in 2005. Served 1 yr jail on weapons charge.


NY Times 03.17.02Daily Record 04.21.02HealingTogether 06.12.02Rolling Stone 06.20.02The Record 03.14.03Hanley Sworn Statement 10.04.03NY Times 10.14.03Pat Serrano Statement 08.21.04Daily Record 08.27.04Newsday 02.10.05Herald News 01.30.06Transcript of WCBS-TV 01.30.06Daily Record 02.04.06Star Ledger 03.22.06Daily Record 03.23.06The Observer-Tribune 02.24.16; Star Ledger 4.21.07 (add’l article)Intelligencer Journal 4.27.07 (add’l article)Star-Ledger 6.1.07 (add’l article)Star-Ledger 10.25.07 (add’l articleDaily Record 10.28.07 (add’l article)Star-Ledger 12.14.07 (add’l article);