Fr. Richard J. Mieliwocki

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark


Allegation in 1994 of abuse of two youths in 1988. Placed on leave and ordered to undergo counseling. Disappeared. State counseling license suspended 1999 for improper behavior with minor. Arrested 2004 and accused of abuse of four teenage boys, ages 16-18, at in-patient substance abuse rehabilitation facility. Forced to surrender his license. Pled guilty in plea bargain to two counts 8/21/07. Sentenced 9/07 to 5 years probation and community service. Laicization announced 9/3/13. On archdiocese’s list 2/13/19.


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