Fr. Richard Galdon

Ordained: 1959
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Took leave in 1986. Suspended in 1987. Abused boys in the 1960s-70s as priest and Boy Scout troop chaplain. Convicted in 1987 of sexual abuse of three, ages 9-13. Sentenced to 25 years. Charges of abuse of seven others dropped. Died in 2000. Per obituary he had been “serving at the Service of the Paraclete, a home for retired priests in Jemez Springs, New Mexico.” It was actually a treatment facility for pedophile priests. On Newark archdiocese’s list 2/13/19. Three claims settled in 2020 in the six figures.

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