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Earlier this month, the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey released a list of 28 priests they found to have credible accusations of sexual abuse against minors.
for a list of all 28 priests. Officials from the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey, tell me the abuse allegation against Father John Sutton came into their office in The victim told investigators they had been abused as a minor, by Sutton, 29 years before that, in the 70s.
According to a diocese lawyer, Father Sutton went on a leave of absence from the Diocese of Paterson in Inhe asked if he could re and the Diocese of Palm Beach instead. He passed away in August of The Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey says it investigated the abuse claim inalong with their local prosecutor's office, and found the accusation to be credible.
Contact 5 spoke to his sister Margaret by phone. She says she thinks the church is out of line for releasing his name after his death.
It besmirches his name and he cannot defend himself," said Margaret. The bishop in Paterson said they released the names in an effort to promote healing for all victims of child sexual abuse. He formally became a priest of the Diocese of Palm Beach, through incardination, in During that time, he assisted as Parochial Vicar at the Parishes of St. The Diocese of Palm Beach was never informed of any allegations of abuse before or during his ministry here.
Likewise, no allegations were brought against him while Father Sutton was in ministry in the Diocese of Palm Beach. Only recently the Diocese of Palm Beach learned of the allegation brought to the Diocese of Paterson in Earlier this month, we also asked the Diocese of Palm Beach if they would release a similar list of all priests with credible claims of abuselike more than other dioceses have done.
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They told Contact 5 "no response. Abused by a priest asRosenquest told us there are several reasons why lists like the Diocese of Paterson's are necessary.
You can't solve a problem unless you recognize it," says Rosenquest. Actions Facebook Tweet .
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Local priest accused of child sex abuse in New Jersey. A former priest from Boca Raton is accused of abusing a minor while serving as a priest in New Jersey. By: Sam Smink. Friday, the Diocese of Palm Beach issued this statement: Fr.
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February 13, My dear friends in Christ, I wish to inform you of our efforts to address the actions of certain individuals in the Diocese of Paterson, specifically priests and deacons, who betrayed the trust of the Catholic Church when they engaged in acts of sexual abuse toward children.