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