Pedophile lawsuit filed by sex abuse victim against archdiocese lingers in Newark

A lawsuit filed against the Archdiocese of Newark alleging sexual abuse of a child has yet to be resolved. Filed by an unidentified John Doe,

A lawsuit filed against the Archdiocese of Newark

A lawsuit filed against the Archdiocese of Newark alleging sexual abuse of a child has yet to be resolved. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

NEWARK - A lawsuit filed against the Archdiocese of Newark alleging sexual abuse of a child has yet to be resolved.

Filed by an unidentified John Doe, the suit names the late Father Robert G. Gibney as a pedophile.

The archdiocese and the abuse survivor met today to mediate a settlement, but were unsuccessful.

"The archdiocese, by stonewalling him, is denying him that the abuse even took place," says Kevin Waldrip, a fellow abuse victim. 

Advocates for the victim are demanding the church validate his claim so he can start healing.

The late priest is accused of sexually abusing the victim between 1961 and 1963, while he was assigned to the Sacred Heart Parish and School in Newark.

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