Fr. Terence O. McAlinden

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Removed without privileges 9/07 after Diocese informed by prosecutor’s office of claims that he had sexually abused a juvenile for years, beginning in 1985. Civil suit filed; dismissed. No criminal charges due to SOL. Diocesan review board deemed allegations credible. Matter forwarded to the Vatican. Same man filed in 2009 in DE. In 2011 a man said he reported abuse in 1989 and settled with Diocese in 1992. Another man alleged abuse in late 1960s. Suit still before the court 6/14. Diocese claimed no responsibility for McAlinden’s behavior because he was “off duty” at the time of abuse. Diocese settled 10/14 with a man claiming abuse by McAlinden in the 1980s. Died 2/6/15. On diocese’s list 2/13/19.


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