Fr. Charles O’Donoghue

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton

Religious Order: Father of the Holy Ghost (Irish Spritans)

Notes:

7/09 civil suit alleged abuse of 7 yr old girl & her 8 yr old brother by a John O’Donoghue at St. Catharine Parish in Spring Lake, from 1972 to 1974. Diocese said that Charles O’Donoghue was assigned there from 1969-1974 but there were no records of “John.” Diocese informed of abuse by Charles O’Donoghue by letter in 2002. Another letter received 7/10/09 re John. A member of an Irish religious order, Charles O’Donoghue returned to Ireland in 1975 and is believed to have died in 1986.

Sources:

Press Release by the Diocese of Trenton 07.15.09Asbury Park Press 07.22.09Asbury Park Press 07.22.09Star-Ledger 07.22.09; http://bishop-accountability.org/