May 06, 2006

Former priest evicted

Herald News

Saturday, May 6, 2006


PATERSON - A former priest accused of abusing boys has received notice he is being evicted from his apartment.

At about 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Superior Court Officer Ralph Trionfo parked his van at the curb in front of the blue-gray, two-story house at 280 McBride Ave., where 69-year-old James T. Hanley has been renting an apartment since at least January. Trionfo said he posted a notice informing the ex-priest that the apartment has been given over to the landlord. Hanley was not home when Trionfo delivered the removal notice. He said the tenant would have to make arrangements to take his belongings.

"It looks like it hasn't been lived in for months," Trionfo said of Hanley's apartment.

Hanley was removed from the Roman Catholic priesthood by the Vatican in 2003. In a sworn statement to an attorney representing about 20 alleged victims of the ex-priest in a lawsuit against the Diocese of Paterson, Hanley admitted that he molested numerous boys from 1968 to 1982 at parishes in Mendham, Pompton Plains and Parsippany.

Posted by kshaw at May 6, 2006 08:21 AM