Fr. Michael J. Cashman

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Metuchen NJ

Native of Ireland. Placed on leave 2002 after accusation that he abused a former parishioner, her son and daughter in 1978 at parish in Old Bridge. Other accusations also made. Included in 1/03 settlement claiming abuse by 5 priests. He denied all allegations. In 3/09 church trial found him guilty of 1 count of abuse 1980-83; permanently removed from public ministry. On 7/27/14, diocese announced that that Appeals Court had found him guilty of “ongoing sexual abuse” of two minor children in the early 1980s. Dismissed from the priesthood, per 7/21/14 letter from Bishop. On diocese’s list 2/13/19.

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