The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Victim of pedophile priest speaks publicly for first time
Cleric known as “the candy man” taught in local school
Catholic officials have deemed allegations “credible” but won’t act
Group will try to hand deliver fliers to parents & a letter to school staff
Religious order, claiming poverty, offered man $2,000; he may file civil lawsuit
Self help organization wants principal to “reach out” to others who may have been hurt
He will also try to
And he’ll beg local Catholics and current and former school staff to ask friends & family if they were hurt by this cleric, and come forward and get help if they were injured.
Gaghan was the victim's uncle, pastor and teacher. Gaghan abused both of Katubi’s brothers too.
Gaghan, who died in 1989, was known as the "Candy Man” because he gave candy to kids who came to mass on Sunday at St. Gabriel and possibly St. Edmonds. Gaghan taught at Southeast Catholic - Bishop Neumann - Saint John Neumann High School from the 1950s through the 1980s. An alumni publication indicates that Gaghan was principal of Bishop Neumann (then called Southeast Catholic) in 1981.
The Norbertines have refused to turn over their ‘investigation report’ to Katubi despite numerous requests.
Some of the crimes occurred at a vacation home on the New Jersey shore near Atlantic City.
Katubi, now 64, is a Philadelphia native. He’s now divorced and works as a charter boat captain in Key West FL. He is represented by attorney Michele M. Betti of San Diego CA and New York NY (760 500 5451, firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Norbertines operate Daylesford Abbey in Paoli PA. They are represented by Philadelphia attorney Michael D. O’Mara (215 564 8121).
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests