Fr. Florencio Peneda Tumang

Ordained: 1948
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

In a 1993 civil suit, four families alleged their daughters were abused by Tumang between 1987 and 1992. Parents of one of them allegedly told diocesan officials in 1990, but no action was taken, allowing Tumang to assault the fourth girl, who was age 14. Tumang was indicted twice in 1992 but fled, possibly to the Philippines. Warrants were out for his arrest. On diocese’s list 2/13/19. Per the list, Tumang was ordained in 1980, but the Official Catholic Directories show his ordination as 1948. Deceased.

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