Archdiocese of Newark Faces Nine New Sex Abuse Lawsuits

Martin McCarrick’s Personal Secretary
Title: Archdiocese of Newark Faces Nine New Sex Abuse Lawsuits
Author: Autumn McClain
Publisher: Top Class Actions
Date: 27JUL2020

Nine new sex abuse lawsuits against the Archdiocese of Newark include allegations regarding seven clerics, including one cleric who hadn’t been accused before. The suits allege that some of these clerics were allowed to remain in their positions for years after the Archdiocese was made aware of the abuse allegations against them, including in one case involving a criminal conviction.

The Allegations Against Archdiocese of Newark Priests

The nine lawsuits include allegations against four priests and three other members of the religious order. Six of those individuals have faced allegations in the past, but one cleric had never been mentioned in an allegation of sex abuse before, according to

The four priests facing accusations in these suits include Kenneth Martin, Gerald Sudol, Joseph Rice, and John Capparelli. Martin and Sudol have both had allegations of sex abuse against them handled by the Archdiocese of Newark in the past. The four priests were all on a list of credibly accused priests published by the New Jersey Roman Catholic dioceses.

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