NEW JERSEY ARCHBISHOP ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ABUSING 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN $50 MILLION LAWSUIT: REPORT. The late Archbishop Peter Leo Gerety faces several accusations of cover-ups
A former New Jersey priest stands accused of molesting a 5-year-old girl in 1976, according to a $50 million lawsuit.
The victim, now 49, reportedly filed the lawsuit in March against the Newark Archdiocese and Archbishop Peter Leo Gerety’s estate.
Gerety passed away in 2016 at the age of 104.
The New Jersey Independent Victim Compensation Program offered an initial settlement of $5,000, which the victim rejected, The Record and NorthJersey.com reported.
The lawsuit alleges that Gerety molested the victim when she was a little girl, telling her