Fr. John J. McElroy, Jr.

Diocese: Diocese of Camden


Arrested 5/88 and convicted 1989 of abuse of boy, age 12. Received 5-year sentence. $700K settlement of lawsuit in 1990. Laicized in 1993 so he could marry. He sued diocese because it would not pay his criminal defense fees. Case dismissed by Superior Court. Also named in 1994 RICO pleading filed by Rubino.


McElroy v. Guilfoyle, 589 A.2d 1082 (N.J. Super.; Washington Post 02.10.90New Jersey Law Journal 05.30.91; Courier Post 12.01.92; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.11.94; Legal Intelligencer 12.15.99; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05;