Sister Andre

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Order: OP
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Accused in 1967 of sexually abusing a girl. beginning in 1965, when the girl was 12. Her parents met with the Order’s mother superior, who at first didn’t believe the accusation. Letters from Sr. Andre to the girl and the nun’s journals
confirmed the accusations. Sr. Andre had worked in two other dioceses before Newark and was transferred to CT in 1967. The church paid for the girl’s counseling; she died by suicide in 1989.

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