Fr. Andrew C. Dittrich – Archdiocese of New York

| Jul 17, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Andrew C. Dittrich

Archdiocese of New York/Jesuits

Ordained: 1960

Died: 1990

Assignment History:

  • 1961-1962: Woodstock College (Woodstock, MD)
  • 1962-1963: Our Lady of Martyrs Tertianship of the Society of Jesus (Auriesville, NY)
  • 1963-1966: Fordham University, (New York, NY)
  • 1967-1973: Jesuit Missions (Philippine Islands, New York Province)
  • 1970-1977: Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)
  • 1977-1989 Rider College (Lawrenceville, NJ)
  • 1979 -1990: Jesuit Provincial’s Office (New York, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Andrew Dittrich:

Ordained a Jesuit priest in 1960, Fr. Andrew Dittrich was accused in 2002 and again in 2018 of sexually abusing minors between 1966 and 1976. Dittrich served at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rider College in Lawrenceville, NJ, and Fordham University in the Bronx, NY, at the time the abuse occurred. The allegations were deemed credible after the investigation.

Dittrich was named on the Jesuit list of “USA Northeast Province Jesuits with Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor” released in March of 2019. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred or the victim’s age/gender are unknown.

In 2021, Dittrich was included on the Diocese of Rockville Centre list, which notes that alleged abuse occurred at a family member’s apartment.

Dittrich died in 1990.

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