Br. Thomas Cuthbert Ford

Order: CFC
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Irish and U.S. citizen. Accused of beating and sexually abusing five boys at Mount Cashel orphanage in Newfoundland 1956-59. Worked as Dean at Damien Memorial School in HI 1972-75. Taught at Bergen Catholic in Newark archdiocese 1986-96. Indicted in Canada in 1996. In 2000 he agreed to return to Canada. Charges reduced. He pled guilty to brutally beating one of the boys in a shower and was sentenced to five months in jail in 8/00. Died 12/24/08. Named in a civil suit 4/4/14 as having abused one boy at Damien Memorial in about 1970. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings.

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