In lawsuit settlement, Delbarton releases sex abuse victim from confidentiality agreement

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in All, Anthony Cicatiello, Greg Gianforcaro | No Comments

( MORRISTOWN — William P. Wolfe — who was sexually abused by a priest at the Delbarton School when he was a 14-year-old student there — had waited 30 years to tell his story.

Delbarton lawsuit against former Mendham man’s lawyer is ‘intimidation’

MENDHAM – To Bill Crane, a lawsuit filed by the Delbarton School against his lawyer is one more tactic of intimidation in the ongoing battle by Crane and others to uncover victims who were sexually assaulted by priests at the school.

Offending Monks’ “Club Ped”

According to a Star-Ledger article [ View ] on June 6, 2012: In 1987, Brennan pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct with another teen student and was sent to a Missouri facility for sexual offenders. Twenty-five years later, he remains in the Benedictine order, under supervision and secluded from the public, Cicatiello said.

Delbarton monk accused of sexual abuse

(The Star-Ledger) The latest in a string of accusations of sexual abuse at the Delbarton School involve a monk, the Rev. Benedict Worry, who has been serving as the pastor of St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Linden and the chaplain for the Linden Police Department.

Former Parsippany Resident Alleges Delbarton Abuse

( Steve Badt said he recently had a conversation with his 8-year-old son about what had happened to him as a teenager.

Sixth former student claims he was sexually abused by a Delbarton monk

(The Star-Ledger) WASHINGTON — As the head chef at Miriam’s Kitchen, Steve Badt has been turning discarded food into acclaimed meals for the homeless for 11 years. Vegetables from local farmers markets, bruised fruit from Costco and restaurant leftovers are turned into healthy dishes for the desperately hungry of Washington, D.C.

Delbarton monk accused of sex abuse allegations passes 2 lie detector tests, lawyer says

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in All, Anthony Cicatiello, Giles Hayes, Luke Travers | No Comments

Hanlon wouldn’t identify the polygraph experts employed by him or the abbey. He wasn’t sure how many of the four accusers had come forward by the time of the second polygraph.

Delbarton monk facing sexual misconduct allegations leaves local abbey

(Star-Ledger) Rev. Luke Travers, the former headmaster of Delbarton School in Morris Township and target of a string of sexual misconduct allegations over the past year, has left St. Mary’s Abbey, which has severed official ties with him, according to a terse statement released today by Abbot Giles P. Hayes.

Anthony Cicatiello… Wordsmith

In an interview on March 20, 2012 with, St. Mary’s Abbey spokesperson Anthony Cicatiello said that the abbey placed restrictions on Rev. Luke Travers and Rev. Justin Capato following allegations of sexual misconduct. Really? How long after the allegations were reported?

Suit claims Delbarton monks abused teens

(Observer-Tribune) MENDHAM TWP. ‑ Two former residents who were sexually abused by a former priest at St. Joseph Church when they were youths, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming they were also victimized by two monks at the Delbarton School in Morris Township in the 1970s.

2 former students sue Delbarton over alleged sexual abuse

(Star-Ledger) MORRISTOWN — Born into the Delbarton School family, Tom Crane and his twin, Bill Crane Jr. spent their floppy-haired, muddy-kneed childhoods on the sprawling pastoral campus of the elite all-boys academy, where their father worked as a teacher and administrator for 42 years.

Sexual abuse lawsuit planned

(Star-Ledger) Two former Mendham residents are planning to file a lawsuit Tuesday in Morris County, alleging sexual abuse by two Delbarton School monks in the 1970s, when the men were adolescents, according to the complaint, obtained by The Star-Ledger.

Lawsuit to be filed Tuesday

(Daily Record) Two former Morris County men plan to file a lawsuit Tuesday against the Delbarton School alleging sexual misconduct by former headmaster Luke Travers and another monk, their attorney said on Monday.

Delbarton ex-headmaster ‘under tightest restrictions’

BERNARDS — Not long ago, the Rev. Luke Travers strolled the sprawling bucolic grounds of Delbarton School as the high-profile headmaster of the exclusive Morris Township all-boys academy, sought out by the rich, famous and politically connected who wanted their sons enrolled.

Advocate: Christie Must Act on Delbarton Scandal

An activist who has publicized accusations of sexual misconduct at Delbarton School says he’s called on Gov. Chris Christie for help addressing the allegations, but gotten no reply.

Allegations Mount Against Ex-Delbarton Chief

A victims advocate says at least five people are now accusing a former Delbarton School headmaster of making sexual advances toward them.

Delbarton: Mistakes Were Made

(Star-Ledger) MORRIS TOWNSHIP — Officials for the Delbarton School and St. Mary’s Abbey admitted Monday “mistakes were made” in their monitoring of former headmaster Luke Travers, who violated restrictions placed on him after he was accused last year of sexual misconduct, according to religious officials in Virginia.

Monk Who Was Headmaster at Elite NJ Prep School Accused of Sexual Misconduct

But Harmenning said the Richmond abbey knew nothing of the restrictions, and that Travers had been allowed to say Mass for students at Benedictine in recent months. Monk who led Va. abbey, NJ prep school removed RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Benedictine monk who headed a Virginia abbey was removed from his position over allegations […]

Church Moves to Laicize Priests

The Catholic Church has moved to defrock one monk and has asked the Vatican for permission to try five other priests for having committed sex acts against minors while at area churches.

Delbarton Hit By Charge Of Sex Abuse By Monk

At 6-feet-tall, the boyish-looking, strapping 39-year-old Sheridan was a star lacrosse player, named one of only 46 members of Delbarton’s Hall of Honor and was its outstanding alumnus for 2001.