Crime 2 Former Lacey Clergyman 'Credibly Accused' Of Sex Abuse

17:06  05 february  2020
17:06  05 february  2020 Source:   patch.com

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Full list of credibly accused priests at the end of this article. The offender priests served at parishes throughout the Camden diocese, which holds some 475 Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, who last year established a task force to investigate alleged abuse by Catholic clergy , called the release of the

Burns said the term " credibly accused " means "that we would believe it is true that an abuse has taken place." Even without a criminal conviction, an investigation Paul Petersen, of the Dallas chapter of the victims advocacy group Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, known as SNAP, said in

a man wearing a suit and tie: ProPublica has released the most comprehensive list yet of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse. One has Lacey ties.© Shutterstock ProPublica has released the most comprehensive list yet of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse. One has Lacey ties.

LACEY, NJ — The journalism site ProPublica, a Patch Partner, recently released the most comprehensive list so far of Catholic clergy "credibly accused" of sexual abuse. Two have ties with Lacey.

Douglas U. Hermansen served at St. Pius X in Forked River. He was born in 1952 and ordained in 1979, but he has since been removed from ministry.

Hermansen was credibly accused of sexually abusing one victim, according to the Trenton Diocese. The Diocese didn't provide any information about the allegation, so it wasn't immediately clear where he served when it occurred.

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All of the clergymen on the list have either died or are no longer serving. The list also includes three religious-order priests who served temporarily in archdiocesan parishes or schools. It says there are no archdiocesan priests currently in active ministry who have faced a credible allegation of abuse of a

The accused include a former assistant superintendent of diocese's schools, a youth group coordinator and a priest who coordinated a council teaching Monsignor Manuel Fernandez was removed from the ministry in 2002 after he was credibly accused of inappropriate conduct with a young girl about two

Leo A. Kelty, the other accused priest with Lacey ties, was a chaplain at Camp Columbus in Bamber Lake. Born in 1934 and ordained in 1960, he has since died.

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Kelty was removed from ministry in 2002 after he was accused of sexually touching a teenage girl decades earlier as pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Freehold Township, according to the Asbury Park Press. His case was referred to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, which said too much time had passed since the abuse to bring charges, the Asbury Park Press reported.

The Diocese of Trenton placed Hermansen and Kelty last year on its list of clergymen "credibly accused" of sexually abusing minors. Read more: Two Clergymen With Lacey Ties Accused Of Child Sex Abuse

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HOUSTON – The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Thursday released a list of priests with " credible accusations " of sexual abuse of a minor. The archdiocese was among 15 across Texas to release lists as part of an effort "to protect children from sexual abuse " while promoting "healing and a

Texas dioceses released a list of 286 clerics " credibly accused " of sexual abuse in fulfillment of their October pledge to name the accused by January's The list is comprised of data from 14 dioceses across Texas whose bishops pledged, in the wake of Pennsylvania’s grand jury report on clergy sex

Hermansen's other assignments included the following, according to ProPublica:

  • St. Paul, Princeton
  • Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville (Chaplain)
  • St. Raphael, Hamilton
  • St. Rose of Lima, Freehold
  • St. John Vianney High School, Holmdel (Chaplain)
  • Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune (Chaplain)

ProPublica also listed the following assignments for Kelty:

  • St. Mary, Perth Amboy
  • Ascension, Bradley Beach
  • St. Ann, Keansburg
  • St. Dorothea, Eatontown
  • St. James, Jamesburg
  • Corpus Christi, South River
  • St. Catharine, Holmdel
  • St. William the Abbot, Howell

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