Diocese: Diocese of Paterson
In 7/02 man accused him of molestation in 1975 and he was placed on leave. Returned to duty 8/02 when Diocese said he was drunk and act was inappropriate but did not meet definition of abuse. Sued 2004 by another man. Claim included in 02/05 $5M settlement with 27 plaintiffs, most of whom were abused by Hanley.
Observer Tribune 9.1.04; The Record 07.14.02; Star-Ledger 07.15.02; Star-Ledger 11.15.02; Newsday 01.12.04; Daily Record (NJ) 01.13.04; NY Times 01.13.04; Herald News 11.04.04; Star-Ledger 02.10.05; Herald News 02.16.05; The Record 02.16.05; Website: Catholic Scouters & Sexual Abuse, 11.30.07; http://bishop-accountability.org/