Fr. Michael J. Teta

Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Transferred to Tucson from the Trenton diocese in 1978. Incardinated into the Tucson diocese in 1982. Abuse alleged to have occurred during his first assignment in Tucson 1978-1980. Placed on leave in 1991. Accused of child abuse in several of the 11 lawsuits filed 1999-2002 which were settled by the Tucson diocese in 1/2002. Laicization announced 8/5/2004. Named in another suit filed in 9/2004. Often associated with R. Trupia, another abuser. The Diocese paid him $900 per month 1991-2004. Included on the diocese’s list of credibly accused. Accused in a suit filed in 1/2021 of abuse of a minor while assigned to St. Joseph’s in Bound Brook 1974-1977.

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