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Leaders of the Salesian Priests and Brothers have refused to settle a childhood sexual abuse claim against one of their priests, Fr. Joseph Maffei, SDB, causing the victim, who was abused in Indiana, to be re-victimized. The victim is being denied justice.

A press conference and demonstration alerting the media, Catholics, and general public about the refusal of the Salesian Priests and Brothers, based in New Rochelle, New York, to help settle a claim of sexual abuse of a child by a member of the Salesians of Don Bosco religious order, Fr. Joseph Maffei, SDB.

Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm before kickoff of the Don Bosco/ Bergen Catholic football game

Sunday, October 30, 2016, from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm at the Open House of Don Bosco Prep School

Saturday, October 29, 2016 – on the public sidewalk across the entrance to the Bergen Catholic High School football stadium, 1040 Oradell Avenue, Oradell, NJ 07649

Sunday, October 30, 2016 – on the public sidewalk across from the main entrance of Don Bosco Prep School, 492 North Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey, NJ 07446

Members of Road to Recovery, Inc., a non-profit charity based in New Jersey that assists victims of sexual abuse and their families, including its co-founder and President, Robert M. Hoatson, Ph.D.

The Salesian Priests and Brothers of Don Bosco, based in New Rochelle, New York, refuse to settle the claim of a man who was sexually abused in Indiana as a child by a serial pedophile Salesian priest and help him heal. They have told the man to “take a hike.” The man was sexually abused as a minor child by a serial pedophile priest, Fr. Joseph Maffei, SDB, at St. Dominic Savio Juniorate in Cedar Lake, Indiana. The victim met with leaders of the Salesian religious order who coldly and callously informed him that they will not help him heal. Subsequently, Fr. Timothy Zak, SDB, who is in charge of sexual abuse allegations for the Don Bosco Salesian priests and brothers, told demonstrators at an Orange, NJ, Catholic Church (Our Lady of the Valley) that the Indiana victim’s case was being settled. It has not been settled yet.

Robert M. Hoatson, Ph.D., Road to Recovery, Inc., Livingston, NJ – 862-368-2800

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