Catholic Priest

Kevin A. Gugliotta

Ordained: 1996

Suspended 2003. Accused of abusing a 16-year-old boy mid-1980s, before ordination. No charges due to SOL. Reinstated 12/04 without restrictions, including as youth group chaplain in Scotch Plains. 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 child porn files to internet chat rooms. Removed from Holy Spirit in Union NJ earlier in month due to investigation; was “fugitive from justice.” 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. Accused in 3/09 suit of abuse of 11-year-old Scotch Plains boy in 2004.