Fr. Ronald Becker

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton


Arrested 3/07 on charges that he molested a young female family member when she was ages 5-11 in the 1980s. Removed from parish work 1989. Diocese removed Becker’s faculties as a priest in 2002 after “credible complaints.” Two prior settlements. Pled not guilty in 6/07. Died 1/09 before trial. Diocese paid woman $325K to settle her claim 11/09. Paid 5 men $1M as settlement in 6/11 (announced 8/11). On Buffalo diocese’s updated list 11/5/18. Noted to have been a seminarian from Trenton.


Trenton Times 10.31.05Cranbury Press 03.28.07Home News Tribune 03.28.07Star-Ledger 03.28.07Ashbury Park Press 03.29.07Sentinel 04.05.07Cranbury Press 06.22.07Sentinel 02.05.09Star-Ledger 11.23.09Times of Trenton 11.24.09Times of Trenton 12.07.09Times of Trenton 12.21.09Philadelphia Inquirer 08.16.11The Republic (AP) 08.16.11ABC 30 08.17.11Diocese of Buffalo Updated List 11.05.18; Courier Post 8.17.11 (add’l article)Times of Trenton 8.17.11 (add’l article)New Jersey Newsroom 8.17.11 (add’l article)Sacramento Bee 8.18.11 (add’l article)God Discussion 8.22.11 (add’l article);