Delbarton acknowledges that dozens were abused. Victims say school hasn’t gone far enough

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July 25, 2018

By Justin Zaremba

Delbarton School and St. Mary’s Abbey, for the first time, has publicly acknowledged the accusations of 30 individuals who have alleged abuse by 13 past or current priests and monks there, and one retired lay faculty member, over the course of three decades.

Abbot Richard Cronin and Delbarton Headmaster Michael Tidd also offered an apology “to anyone who has suffered sexual abuse or harassment because of the actions of a St. Mary’s Abbey monk or Delbarton School employee,” in a July 20 letter to the community.

According to the letter, abbey officials notified the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office as each allegation emerged, but criminal charges were filed in only one case. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office declined to discuss its investigations.

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