Br. Kurt Munn

Order: OFM
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Franciscan brother. Transferred to NJ from MI in 1972. Returned to DeWitt, MI around 1979. Accused publicly in 4/19 of sexually abusing a boy 1972-79 while assigned to Holy Assumption School in Roebling, NJ. Allegedly began raping plaintiff when he was a 7-year-old altar boy. He filed a report with the NJ State Police in 1996; Munn admitted to abusing the boy as well as over a dozen others, but the SOL wouldn’t allow prosecution. The diocese confirmed in 2019 that in 1998 and 2007 it received multiple allegations against Munn from his time at Holy Assumption. Munn left the Franciscans at some point. In 4/19 he was still living in DeWitt, MI. Reportedly known in DeWitt as having been a firefighter and active with the Knights of Columbus. Civil lawsuit filed in 12/19 under a new NJ law by the man victimized as a boy 1972-79. A second man filed suit in early 2020 alleging abuse in NJ beginning at age 10.


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