Coach of N.J. Catholic school sexually abused students and church covered it up, lawsuits claim

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August 13, 2020

By Rodrigo Torrejon

Two former students of a Bergen County Catholic school are accusing a hockey coach of sexually abusing them when they were minors and church and school officials of covering it all up, according to dual lawsuits.

In two lawsuits filed in Superior Court Aug. 6, two former students of Paramus Catholic High School allege years of sexual abuse by former hockey coach Bernard Garris in the late 1980s, claiming that the high school, Archdiocese of Newark and New Jersey Catholic Conference hid his rampant abuse and protected Garris.

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