|Msgr. Robert M. Chabak
Summary of Case: A Newark, NJ priest ordained in 1972, Chabak pastored a number of parishes throughout the archdiocese, and was given the title "Monsignor" in 1995. In 2004 he was placed on administrative leave after an accusation surfaced that he had sexually abused a boy in the 1970s, when the boy was around 15 years-old. The abuse is said to have occurred over a three-year period. Chabak has been retired since 2008.
Newark archbishop was Thomas Aloysius Boland (1952-1974), followed by Peter Leo Gerety (1974-1986).
|1979||St. Mary of the Assumption||
• Chabak was accused in 2004 of the sexual abuse of a 15 year-old boy at St. Mary's in the 1970s. The abuse is said to have occurred repeatedly over a three-year period.
|NJ||2/4, 4/4, 5/5||Assumption had a grade school with 518-356 students, and a high school with 497-684 students.|
Gerety was succeeded by Theodore Edgar McCarrick (1986-2000).
|1988||Christ the King||Hillside||NJ||1/5, 1/3, 1/2||Christ the King had a school with 257-235 students.|
|1988||1989||Absent on Sabbatical Leave|
|1989||1990||St. Theresa's||Kenilworth||NJ||Chabak is said to have worked at St. Theresa's for seven months.|
|1990||1997||SS. Peter and Paul||Hoboken||NJ||1/4, 1/3||SS. Peter and Paul had a school with 200-244 students.|
|1994||1997||Dean of Central Hudson Region Deanery 9||Newark||NJ||Chabak is first noted to be a Monsignor in the 1996 Directory.|
John Joseph Myers replaced McCarrick (2001-).
|2006||St. Valentine's||Bloomfield||NJ||1/3, 1/4, 1/5||
St. Valentine's had a Catechism program with 170-215 students.
Although he is listed in the 2005 and 2006 Directories as at St. Valentine's, Chabak was placed on Administrative Leave in November 2004.
|2002||2004||Dean of North Essex Deanery 16||Newark||NJ|
|2006||2008||Chabak is not indexed in the 2007 or 2008 Directories.|
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1973-2012)
• Priest accused of sex abuse in Elizabeth, Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], November 16, 2004
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