Fr. Francis J. Flemming

Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Accused of abusing a boy, age 12, beginning in 1960. His accuser said two other priests also abused him. He also said that, when he was age 16, Flemming put a gun to his head and threatened to kill him if he told. Flemming denied the allegations when confronted by the church in the 1960s. In a 1994 RICO civil suit a second man claimed Flemming abused him at age 14. One suit was dismissed in 1/03 because of accuser’s credibility. Both accusers were among 23 plaintiffs included in a 3/03 $880K settlement. Flemming died in 1986. On diocese’s list 2/13/19.

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