Fr. Andrew Dittrich – Diocese of Rockville Centre

On Behalf of | Apr 16, 2021 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Andrew Dittrich

Diocese of Rockville Centre/Jesuits


Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Andrew Dittrich:

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:

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

Fr. 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. Fr. Andrew Dittrich died in 1990.

In 2021, Dittrich was listed on the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s 2021 List of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The list states that the alleged sexual abuse occurred at one of Fr. Dittrich’s family member’s private residence in Long Island, NY. The details of the abuse including the victim’s age and gender, are unknown.

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