Br. Joseph Clark – Archdiocese of New York

| Jul 16, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Brother Joseph Clark

Archdiocese of New York/Christian Brothers

Vows: 1950

Died: 1986

Assignment History:

  • 1956-1961: Bergen Catholic High School (Bergen, NJ)
  • 1962-1967: Bishop Kearney High School, (Rochester, NY)
  • 1971-1980: Novice Master of the Eastern American Province Christian Brothers (NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Brother Joseph Clark:

Br. Joseph Mark Clark was named in a 2006 civil suit, accusing him of sexual abuse of one minor from 1971-1972. According to media reports, the victim was a part of the Christian Brothers Religious Order and claimed his novice master, Clark, would hug and rub himself up and down his body despite the plaintiff’s protestations. He stated that Clark was a known alcoholic and would flaunt his wealth and power around to get what he wanted.

In 1979, the victim tried to report the abuse to another Brother during counseling but then was sexually abused again by that Brother. According to Bishop Accountability, the claims were found credible in the Irish Christian Brothers’ bankruptcy proceedings in approximately 2013.

Clark died in 1986.

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