Fr. Kevin A. Gugliotta

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark


Suspended 2003. Accused of abuse a 16-year-old boy mid-1980s, before ordination. Was family friend and Boy Scout leader of boy, whom he allegedly stalked. No charges due to SOL. Reinstated 12/04 with no restrictions, including as youth group chaplain. Arrested in NJ 10/20/16 on child porn charges in PA, where he stayed in apt a few times per week. Per detectives he uploaded from his computer 20 files to internet chat rooms of children engaging in sex acts. Had been removed from Holy Spirit in Union NJ earlier in month due to investigation and was “fugitive from justice.” Was at parish just a few weeks, after 8 years at St. Bartholomew in Scotch Plains. Nationally ranked poker player. Pled guilty 3/17. Sentenced 8/17 to 11 and 1/2 to 23 and 1/2 months in prison; to register as sex offender; 5 years probation. Said he uploaded the porn to get back at God as he wasn’t winning poker tournaments. On archdiocese’s list 2/13/19. Permanently removed from ministry.


Asbury Park Press 10.26.16New Jersey 101 5 10.26.16NJcom 10.26.16SNAP 10.26.16The Patch 10.26.16TImes-Tribune 10.26.16WABC 10.26.16WNEP 10.26.16Citizens Voice 10.27.16TAPinto 10.27.16Times-Tribune 11.10.16Wayne Independent 11.12.16NJ com 12.05.16SNAP 12.05.16NJ com 01.08.17NJ com 01.15.17Pocono Record 03.09.17US News 03.10.17The Times-Tribune 08.24.17WNEP 08.24.17New York Daily News 08.25.17Crux and AP 09.16.17Archdiocese of Newark List 02.13.19Archdiocese of Newark Tobin Letter 02.13.19;