Fr. Charles Newman

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused in a 2004 suit of sexually abusing a 16-year-old old boy 1994-96, Allegedly plied the boy with drugs and alcohol and performed oral sex on him. Also gave him $42K, some of it funds from Bishop Ryan HS where Newman was principal. Order allegedly offered the complainant $50K to sign release. Suit dismissed on SOL. Newman resigned from Ryan for financial mismanagement in 2003. Accuser died of drug overdose in 11/06. Arrested in 12/07 for theft. Pled guilty in 3/09. Sentenced to 3-6 years. Paroled in 12/13. Said in 1/19 to be living a life of prayer and penance.

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