Fr. Charles O’Donoghue

Order: CSSp
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

A 7/09 civil suit claimed abuse of a 7-year-old girl and her 8-year-old brother by a John O’Donoghue at St. Catharine’s in Spring Lake during 1972-74. Per the diocese, Rev. Charles O’Donoghue was assigned there 1969-74; there were no records of “John.” The diocese had been informed of abuse by Charles O’Donoghue in 2002. Another letter received 7/10/09 named John. A member of an Irish religious order, Charles O’Donoghue returned to Ireland in 1975 and is believed to have died in 1986.


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