Here are the Hudson County priests named on sexual abuse list

When the Newark Archdiocese released a list Wednesday of more than 60 priests and deacons who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors, dozens of former priests who spent time in Hudson County were named.

Forty-two priests and deacons with Hudson County connections — nearly half of whom had never been publicly accused of abusing minor — appear on the list.

Here are 42 men:

Jorge Batista: Ordained 1983; St. Paul of the Cross (Jersey City), St. Nicholas (Jersey City), St. Augustine (Union City), St. Anthony of Padua (Union City), and St. Joseph of the Palisades (West New York); the archdiocese said there is one credible accusation of sexual abuse of a minor against the now deceased priest.

John X. Bergeur: Ordained 1945; St. Anthony (East Newark); the archdiocese said there is one credible accusation of sexual abuse of a minor against the priest, who has since died.

John C. Bouton: Ordained 1949; Immaculate Conception (Secaucus); the archdiocese said there is one credible accusation of sexual abuse of a minor against the now deceased priest.

Michael Campanlonga: Ordained 1962; Stevens Institute of Technology, Holy Rosary Academy (Union City); two brothers alleged that Campanlonga sexually assaulted them between 1967 and 1968 while he served as an assistant pastor at St. Anthony’s Church in Northvale. He was permanently removed from ministry in 1993 and later moved to Florida.

John Capparelli: Ordained 1980; Our Lady of Fatima (North Bergen); accused of groping teenage boys and photographing them in compromising positions. He was permanently removed from ministry and stripped of his standing as clergy.

James A. Carey: Ordained 1936; Christ the King (Jersey City) and St. Michael (Jersey City); the archdiocese said there is one credible accusation of sexual abuse of a minor against the priest, who has since died.

Robert Chabak: Ordained 1972; Ss. Peter and Paul (Hoboken); the archdiocese said there are multiple credible accusations of sexual abuse of minors against the priest, who was removed from ministry in 2004. He was accused of abusing a teenager for three years beginning shortly after his ordination.

Peter Cheplic: Ordained 1972; St. Henry (Bayonne), St. Lawrence (Weehawken), St. Aloysius (Jersey City); accused of drugging and molesting four teenage boys in the 1970s and 1980s, and removed from ministry in 2006. He has denied the allegations.

Dennis Cocozza: Ordained 1975; St. Henry (Bayonne); was removed from the Church of the Assumption in Roselle Park in April 2002 after he was accused of misconduct. The archdiocese said Cocozza, who is no longer alive, has one credible accusation of sexual abuse of a minor against him.

Absalom Coutinho: Ordained 1972; St. Nicholas (Jersey City); at least two people accused Coutinho of molesting them, as far back as 1977, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He has been permanently removed from ministry.

Arturo Crespo: Ordained 1994; St. Bridget Church (Jersey City); the archdiocese said there is one credible accusation of sexual abuse of a minor against Crespo, who has since been removed from ministry.

Joseph DiPeri: Ordained 1956; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Jersey City); the now deceased priest was removed from ministry in New Jersey in 2003 after the archdiocese learned he had been credibly accused of molesting a teenage boy in the 1970s at Chaminade College Preparatory High School in California.

Edward Eilert: Ordained 1964; St. Vincent de Paul (Bayonne); accused of abusing multiple victims, including a 2002 accusation that he sexually abused a teenage girl in the 1980s. He has since been removed from ministry.

David Ernst: Ordained 1954; Ss. Joseph and Michael (Union City); the archdiocese said there are multiple credible accusations of sexual abuse of minors against the priest, who died in 1988. Ernst was one of nine priests accused of child sexual abuse whose cases were settled by the archdiocese in 2004.

Joseph P. Fagan: Ordained 1937; Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph (Hoboken), Christ the King (Jersey City); the archdiocese said there is one credible accusation of sexual abuse of a minor against the priest, who died in 2004.

John Flanagan: Ordained 1941; chaplain at St. Francis Hospital (Jersey City); the archdiocese said there is one credible accusation of sexual abuse of a minor against the priest, who has since died.

Lawrence Gadek: Ordained 1955; Assumption (Jersey City); the archdiocese said there are multiple credible accusations of sexual abuse of minors against the priest, who was removed from ministry and stripped of his standing as clergy.

Robert Gibney: Ordained 1954; St. Cecelia (Kearny); the archdiocese said there are multiple credible accusations of sexual abuse of minors against the priest, who died in 2012. He was accused of abusing a child from 1961 to 1963 at Sacred Heart in the Vailsburg section of Newark.

Augustine Giella: Ordained 1950; Our Lady of Sorrows (Jersey City); he died in 1992 while awaiting trial on child molestation and child pornography charges.

Alan Guglielmo: Ordained 1968; Immaculate Conception (Secaucus), St. Mary (Jersey City), St. Aedan’s (Jersey City); served as chaplain at St. Mary Hospital in Hoboken and Hudson Catholic High School in Jersey City, as well as spiritual director of CYO Hudson in Jersey City; the archdiocese said there is one credible accusation of sexual abuse of a minor against the priest, who was removed from ministry.

Eugene Heyndricks: Ordained 1981; St. John Nepomucene (Guttenberg); sentenced to two years probation in 2003 after pleading guilty to soliciting sex from a 16-year-old male prostitute in Montreal. The archdiocese said there are multiple credible accusations of sexual abuse of minors against Heyndricks, who is no longer alive.

Gerald Howard (formerly Carmen Sita): Ordained 1976, St. Aloysius, 1976-82; convicted of sexually molesting a 17-year-old boy and drug-dealing while a priest at St. Aloysius. After a name change, he pleaded guilty to forcing two 14-year-olds and a 15-year-old boy into sex acts between May 1984 and September 1987 in Boonville, Missouri. Howard was permanently removed from ministry and is currently serving concurrent 12-year sentences in a Missouri prison.

John Komar: Ordained 1964, St. Joseph (Bayonne), Our Lady of Fatima (North Bergen), Jersey City Medical Center chaplain; charged in 2003 with viewing child pornography on his work computer at Englewood Hospital, where he served as a chaplain. After his arrest the Rev. Theodore Osbahr, who served with Komar at St. Joseph’s Church in Bayonne, called Komar “a very good person … a very good priest,” according to The Record of Bergen County. He is deceased. A JCMC spokeswoman said Komar was never an employed chaplain at the hospital.

Francis T. Maione: Ordained 1965, Holy Family (Union City), Our Lady of Grace/St. Joseph (Hoboken); the Archdiocese of Newark lists one credible accusation of sex abuse of a minor. He has been permanently removed from ministry.

Robert Marotta: Ordained 1963, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Jersey City), St. John the Baptist (Jersey City, 1987-88), Our Lady of Libera (West New York), Immaculate Conception (Secaucus), Our Lady of Victories (Jersey City), St. Cecilia (Kearny); the Archdiocese of Newark lists one credible accusation of sex abuse of a minor. He is deceased.

Kenneth Martin: Ordained 1977, St. Andrew (Bayonne); one of multiple credible accusations came from Mark Crawford and his brother, who said they were abused as children when Martin was associate pastor at St. Andrew. Martin was permanently removed from ministry. The Star-Ledger reported in 2013 that Martin was working for NJ Transit as a conductor.

William McCann: Ordained 1925, St. Aloysius (Jersey City), Ss. Peter and Paul (Hoboken); the archdiocese said there are multiple credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors. He is deceased.

Daniel Medina: Ordained 1998, St. Aloysius (Jersey City); charged in 2004 with first-degree sexual assault that occurred in 1999 and pleaded guilty in 2008 to a reduced charge of fourth-degree child endangerment. His case drew media attention because of the delay by the archdiocese in alerting parishioners, even after alerting Catholic officials around the country. He was permanently removed from ministry.

John Morel: Ordained 1955, St. Michael (Jersey City), Holy Family (Union City), Our Lady of Assumption (Bayonne); the archdiocese said there are multiple credible accusations of sexual abuse of minors; he is deceased.

Robert Morel: Ordained 1969, St. Joseph (Jersey City); the former pastor pleaded guilty to a harassment charge and was sentenced to six months of probation after he was accused of fondling an 18-year-old male parishioner in 1993. There were other accusations, including one in a federal lawsuit by a man who said Morel abused him over an eight-year period. He is deceased.

Thomas Mousley: Ordained 1976, Boys Town (Kearny); the archdiocese said there is one credible accusation of sexual abuse of a minor against the former deacon. He was permanently removed from ministry.

Michael O’Brien: Ordained 1977, Our Lady of Sorrows (Kearny), Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Jersey City), St. Anthony of Padua (Union City); the archdiocese said there is one credible accusation of sexual abuse of a minor. He is deceased.

Jesus Orlando Rengifo: Ordained 1984, St. Joseph of the Palisade (West New York), St. Paul of the Cross (Jersey City); ); the archdiocese said there is one credible accusation of sexual abuse of a minor. He was permanently removed from ministry.

Joseph Rice: Ordained 1977, St. Mary (Jersey City); the archdiocese said there are multiple credible accusations of sexual abuse of a minor, including an allegation that he and two other priests sexually abused a teenage girl they met through a Union County church youth group in the 1980s. He died in 2014.

Mario Salazar: Ordained 1979, St. Joseph of the Palisade (West New York), St. Mary (Jersey City); the archdiocese said there are multiple credible accusations of sexual abuse of a minor. He is deceased.

Thomas Stanford: Ordained 1979, deacon at St. Paul’s Church (Jersey City); multiple credible accusations, including that he sexually abused a boy over a two-year period between 1977-79, after the boy came to him for help as a victim of sexual abuse. Stanford has been permanently removed from ministry.

Edward Stanley: Ordained 1931, St. Mary (Jersey City); the archdiocese said there is one credible accusation of sexual abuse of a minor. He is deceased.

Robert Stauffer: Ordained 1964, Our Lady of Assumption (Bayonne); the archdiocese said there is one credible accusation of sexual abuse of a minor. He was permanently removed from ministry and died last year.

Gerald Sudol: Ordained 1980, St. Ann (Polish, Jersey City), chaplain at St. Francis Community Center (Jersey City), Holy Rosary (Jersey City), Padre Pio Friary (Hoboken); among multiple credible allegations is one that he sexually abused an altar boy while he was assigned to a church in Ridgefield Park in the 1980s and 1990s. Sudol stepped down from his position as priest in residence at Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church in Jersey City in August 2018. He has been permanently removed from ministry.

Robert Svec: Ordained 1954, St. Henry (Bayonne), Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Jersey City), St. Mary Star of the Sea (Bayonne), St. John the Baptist (Jersey City, 1968-77), St. Vincent De Paul (Bayonne); there are multiple credible accusations of sexual abuse of a minor, the archdiocese said. He is deceased.

Michael M. Walters: Ordained 1981, St. John Nepocene (Guttenberg); multiple credible accusations, including one in which Walters was accused of sexually abusing a boy when he was pastor at the Guttenberg church in the 1990s. The accuser’s attorney represented six five other alleged victims of Walters, The Jersey Journal reported in a 2016 story.

Robert Zasacki: Ordained 1967, St. Brigid (North Bergen); was removed from the St. Paul (Minnesota) archdiocese in 2002 after a credible accusation that he sexually abused a youth in the early 1970s in the Newark archdiocese. He died in 2008.