More Allegations Involving Rev. Luke Travers

Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in All, Luke Travers, Patrick Marker | No Comments

Since Thursday evening, two additional victims of misconduct involving Rev. Luke Travers have come forward.

Alleged Delbarton abuse victim files lawsuit, asks to be released from gag order

(Star-Ledger) He stood six feet from the microphone on the lawn of the Morris County Courthouse Friday, his wife’s hand clasped and his lips clenched as others spoke of him in the third person. And when it was time to be heard, he didn’t even read his own statement.

Former Delbarton Students Still Waiting

(Star Ledger) When the first allegations of sexual misconduct against former Delbarton School headmaster Luke Travers were made public in January, the abbot at St. Mary’s Abbey, which runs the school, labeled the accusations a “minor boundary violation” in a statement. But the next day, in an e-mail recently obtained by The Star-Ledger, Abbot Giles Hayes […]

Brothers suing Delbarton School, claiming they were abused by monks

(Daily Record) MORRISTOWN — Twin brothers filed a lawsuit on Tuesday alleging that they were abused by monks when they were children living at the prestigious Delbarton School, where their father was a longtime teacher and an assistant headmaster.

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.

Press Conference Tomorrow (Capato & Travers)

A media conference announcing the filing of a lawsuit against Delbarton School, St. Mary’s Abbey at Delbarton, referencing abuse by Rev. Luke Travers, OSB, former headmaster at Delbarton School and Rev. Justin Capato, OSB, current parochial vicar at Notre Dame of Mount Carmel Parish, Cedar Knolls, New Jersey. 

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.

Message to Delbarton Parents and Students

On January 23, 2012, a letter (shown below) was sent to Delbarton parent and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. It was also sent to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò in Washington, DC. Included in the envelope was “The Richmond Letter” (available Here).  Both offices signed for the letter. Today, three weeks later, there has been no […]

Letter to Governor Christie

[Webmaster’s Note: Governor Christie’s office signed for this letter on January 25th. Almost three weeks later, there has been no response.]

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.

2 more men come forward, support sexual misconduct accusations against former Delbarton headmaster

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in All, Giles Hayes, Patrick Marker, Review Board | No Comments

(Star-Ledger) In a candlelit room at St. James School in Basking Ridge, Brian Kvederas remembers confessing the overwhelming fears of his adolescence to Rev. Luke Travers some 25 years ago.

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.

Former Delbarton Chief Came On to Student

A monk who served as the headmaster of Delbarton School in Morris Township is being investigated for what the school called a “minor boundary violation with an adult,” in a letter to its community.

Ex-Delbarton headmaster accused of sexual misconduct was a predator

(Star-Ledger) In 1999, when he was asked to become headmaster at the exclusive Delbarton School, the Rev. Luke Travers said he responded with “one loud ‘Yes!’” because he was “thrilled and honored.”

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 […]

Monk removed as abbey’s administrator

Hayes said the Virginia abbey had been informed of the restrictions on Travers. However, Steve Neill, a spokesman for the Richmond diocese, said DiLorenzo “knew nothing about it.”