Br. Jerome Heustis

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Accused of molesting a boy 1963-67 at Essex Catholic High School, Newark, NJ. The boy died by suicide in 1978. The boy’s cousin later filed a civil suit against the NY Archdiocese, Newark and and the order alleging abuse by several in the order. Heustis was later principal at Palma High for 6 years in the 1980s. Deceased. 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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