CATHOLIC CHURCH, BOY SCOUTS HIT WITH DOZENS OF SEX ABUSE SUITS UNDER NEW N.J. LAW EXTENDING VICTIMS’ RIGHTS TO SUE
December 3, 2019
NEWARK, N.J. — Dozens of new allegations of sexual abuse against priests and scoutmasters have surfaced after New Jersey opened a two-year window granting victims a second chance to pursue court claims that had been barred by time limits.
New lawsuits filed Sunday and Monday include allegations against six priests in the Camden Diocese as well as previously undisclosed claims involving the now-defrocked cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former archbishop of Newark.
In another new filing, a 59-year-old man accused the Archdiocese of Philadelphia of failing to stop his abuser, Bucks