Fr. Gerald P. Clements – Diocese of Camden

| Feb 18, 2019 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Gerald Clements

Diocese of Camden

Ordained: 1970

Restricted ministry: 1993

Death: 2010

Assigned as follows:

  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Berlin, NJ)
  • Most Holy Redeemer (Westville Grove, NJ)
  • Camden Catholic High School (Cherry Hill, NJ)
  • Holy Savior (Westmont, NJ)
  • St. Peter (Merchantville, NJ)
  • St. Joseph (South Camden, NJ)
  • Director (Vianney Villa, NJ)
  • Director, Sacred Heart Residence, NJ
  • Chaplain, West Jersey Hospital (Camden, NJ)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Gerald P Clements:

Father Gerald P Clements abused a 12-year-old boy at Most Holy Redeemer Church in Westville Grove in the early 1970s, according to a lawsuit filed against the Diocese of Camden. According to the lawsuit, Clements admitted the abuse during a joint therapy session with the victim.

After learning of the allegation in 1993, the church placed Clements in “restricted ministry” in nursing homes. He was later removed from ministry.

Clements’ name appears on the February 2019 Diocese of Camden list of credibly accused priests.  According to Bishop Sullivan, the list, “includes those who admitted to the abuse, those who were found guilty after a trial in the church courts or the civil courts, and others against whom the evidence was so overwhelming as to be virtually unquestionable.”

Clements died in 2010.

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