Assignments Within the Archdiocese/Diocese(s) in New Jersey: Newark
Brother Jerome “Jerry” Heustis was accused of sexually abusing one boy between 1963 and 1967 at Essex Catholic High School in Newark, New Jersey. The boy who was allegedly sexually abused committed suicide in 1978. Br. Heustis later worked as principal at Palma High School in Salinas, California for six years in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Br. Heustis was also accused of sexually abusing a minor when he worked at St. Laurence High School in Burbank, IL. Br. Heustis is included in the Christian Brothers’ list of “current, former and deceased brothers who were identified in at least two (2) sexual abuse claims filed as proofs of claim in the bankruptcy matter In re: The Christian Brothers’ Institute, et al.” The list, released June 11, 2014, identifies Br. Heustis as deceased.