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Diocese of Camden

Helping People Who Suffered Sex Abuse by Officials from the Diocese of Camden

For many years, adults who were sexually abused as children by priests or other officials of the Diocese of Camden had few legal rights to hold the Catholic Church accountable for the harm they suffered. In December 2019, however, New Jersey legislators passed a new child sex abuse law that provided greater rights to survivors of abuse.

If you suffered sex abuse as a child by a member of the Diocese of Camden, you should not wait to contact a compassionate child sex abuse attorney in New Jersey. Leonard Legal Group is actively representing victims of child sex abuse by clergy and other authority figures, and we are here to help you. Contact the office for a confidential consultation today.

Helping Sex Abuse Survivors

In previous years, the statute of limitations for bringing sex abuse claims was two years after the abuse or until the survivor turned 20 years old. In many, many situations, abuse victims are not ready to come forward or they might not realize they were abused until this short time period had passed. Adults who discovered they were abused when they were much younger had little recourse.

However, now, New Jersey law provides a significantly expanded statute of limitations for child sex abuse cases. The following time limits now apply:

  • Seven years following the discovery of the sex abuse
  • Until a survivor is 55 years old

Even if you are outside the above time limits, the law further provided a two-year window for survivors to come forward, regardless of their age or how much time has passed. Whether or not you are within the extended statute of limitations, you can still seek compensation from the Diocese of Camden within the next two years for your losses, which can include:

  • Medical treatment costs
  • Psychological treatment costs
  • Pain and suffering

If You Believe You Might have a Claim against the Diocese of Camden, Contact a New Jersey Sex Abuse Lawyer Right Away

When you have a difficult case to discuss, you can count on the Leonard Legal Group to handle the matter with respect and compassion. Our case evaluations are free and confidential, so please call 973-984-1414 or contact us online to speak with a lawyer handling claims against the Diocese of Camden.

The following are Camden diocese officials who have already been accused of sex abuse. This list is not exhaustive of clergy who committed abuse, so do not be deterred if your abuser is not yet reported.

  • Barber, Joseph P.
  • Bender, Claude J.
  • Bernard, John P.
  • Blaszczynski, R. Henry
  • Bober, Marjan L.
  • Bohrer, John D.
  • Brennan, Joseph J.
  • Clements, Gerald P.
  • Connelly, Norman T.
  • Connor, John P.
  • D’Amico, Michael H.
  • Davis, Charles J.
  • Flemming, Francis J.
  • Hardin, Roy T.
  • Harkins, Thomas M.
  • Hopkins, James Francis
  • Hudson, Francis “Frank” X.
  • Igle, Edward A.
  • Kelly, John P.
  • Manuppella, Anthony J.
  • Mathews, Philip A.
  • McCloskey, Francis A.
  • McElroy, Jr., John J.
  • McGarvey, Joseph
  • McIntyre, James P.
  • Millard, Daniel F. M.
  • Morel, John J.
  • Nwoga, Laserian
  • Orsini, Joseph
  • Osinski, Peter J.
  • O’Sullivan, John J.
  • Pisik, Timothy E.
  • Rigney, Dennis J.
  • Rigney, Philip T.
  • Ryan, James R.
  • Scott, Augustus
  • Seidenberg, Augustine J.
  • Shannon, Joseph E.
  • Sullivan, Brendan V.
  • Titmas, William D.
  • Weaver, Patrick J.