Fr. Justin J. Capato

Diocese: Diocese of Paterson

Religious Order: Benedictine


Named as abuser in civil suit filed 3/20/12 by two men who allege abuse at Delbarton School between 1977-1979. One man also alleged abuse in 1980 by Luke Travers.The father of the brothers told school about the abuse in 2004. It was also reported to St. Mary’s Abbey in 2010. Capato was working as parochial vicar at Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel Church in Cedar Knolls, NJ when suit was announced. St. Mary’s Abbey reports he is currently under restrictions and being monitored. Settlement 6/18 with 5 men alleging abuse at Delbarton School.


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