Brother Joseph Trunk
Diocese of Paterson (Franciscan Friars)
Assigned as follows:
- Diocese of Paterson
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Br. Joseph Trunk:
Br. Joseph Trunk was a member of the Franciscan Order who served in the Diocese of Paterson. According to media reports, in 2021, for the first time, the Franciscan Friars Holy Name Province published a list of Franciscan friars with substantiated child sexual abuse and misconduct claims following a review of its files by an advisory firm. Br. Trunk was publicly named on its list. Information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims and the nature of the alleged sexual abuse was not provided by the Franciscan Province.
Br. Joseph Trunk died in 2011 at the age of 91.
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