Br. David B. Burton
Included on the order’s list of former and deceased brothers with at least two claims of sexual abuse against them, as required by its bankruptcy settlement in 2014. No details provided as to when and where the alleged abuse occurred. Placing Burton in the Archdiocese of Newark, where the Irish Christian Brothers’ North American Province is based.
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