Fr. John P. Kelly

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Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Accused in a 1994 RICO lawsuit of abuse of six youths in the 1970s and 1980s. One claimant settled for $25K and 3 others were part of a 3/03 settlement. Removed from ministry in 1992 and died same year. Another civil suit filed in 3/05 alleged molestation by Kelly and two other priests. Spent time in Brazil at some point. On diocese’s list 2/13/19. Sued 12/19, accused along with Revs. Jay Shannon an John Bernard of abuse in 1974 of a boy, age 12.


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