Fr. Timothy J. Brennan

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1978
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Paterson NJ

Pled guilty in 1987 to aggravated sexual contact in 1983 with 15-year-old boy at Delbarton School. Received one-year suspended sentence, sent to therapy. Settled. Allowed to continue working in NY churches for over 10 years. In Rochester NY in 2002 when placed on leave. Another complaint filed 2002. Sent to rehab center in MO for life. Accuser from Delbarton filed suit 6/12. Settled 06/05/14. Accused in 7/17 suit of abuse of altar boy, ages 11-14, student at St. Elizabeth of Hungary School, 1968-71. Per suit, Brennan sent the boy on missions to have sex with other students and report back; plied with porn; masturbated in boy’s presence. Settlement 6/18 with 5 men alleging abuse at Delbarton School. Settlements also 12/18 and 2/19. Brennan admitted to abuse of about 50 boys. Active suits 2/19 from 3 men and 1 woman, claiming abuse at St. Elizabeth’s. Died 12/4/19, age 79. Named in a 7/20 lawsuit filed under the NJ Child Sexual Abuse Act. Four more suits in 10/20. More in 12/20.


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