Archbishop Peter Leo Gerety

Ordained: 1939
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Hartford CT priest, Portland ME auxiliary bishop 1966-69, then bishop 1969-74. Newark archbishop 1974-86. Died 9/20/16, age 104. Accused in a 3/21 lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl, age 5, several times in 1976. His accuser said she and her mother lived nearby and that Gerety offered to babysit, then molested her in his Cathedral bedroom. She said Gerety told her not to tell because it would hurt her mother. Accused in a lawsuit filed 11/16/21 of sexually abusing a girl over 5 years, beginning when she was age 5 in 1984, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

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