Fr. Timothy J. Brennan

Diocese: Diocese of Paterson

Religious Order: Benedictine


Pled guilty in 1987 to 1983 aggravated sexual contact with 15-yr-old boy at Delbarton School. Got 1 yr suspended sentence, sent to therapy. Confidential settlement. Per St. Mary’s Abbey officials, he was allowed to continue working in NY churches for over 10 yrs. In Rochester NY in 2002 when placed on leave. Another complaint filed 2002. Sent to rehab center in MO for life. Newly named in suit 6/12. Accuser from Delbarton filed suit 6/12 asking to be excused from confidentiality agreement. Case settled 06/05/14; confidentiality agreement removed; accuser not to discuss amount of settlement. Accused in 7/17 suit of sex abuse of altar boy, ages 11-14, student at St. Elizabeth of Hungary School, 1968-71. Per suit, Brennan sent the boy on missions to have sex with other students and report back; plied with porn; masturbated in boy’s presence. Settlement 6/18 with 5 men alleging abuse at Delbarton School. Brennan admitted to sex abuse of about 50 boys.


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