Fr. Arturo Crespo – Archdiocese of Newark

Father Arturo Crespo

Archdiocese of Newark


Assigned as Follows:

  • St. Teresa of Avila (Summit, NJ)
  • St. Bridget (Resurrection) (Jersey City, NJ)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegation against Father Arturo Crespo:  

On February 13th, 2019, the Archdiocese of Newark released a list of 63 priests “credibly accused” of child sex abuse. One of the names listed was that of Father Arturo Crespo. The only specifics provided by the Archdiocese were the parishes and schools to which Crespo was assigned and the number of victims known to the Archdiocese of Newark.

Crespo was listed as having one credible accusation of sexual abuse. No details were provided as to the age/gender of the victim, nor Crespo’s assignment at the time of the abuse.

According to the Archdiocese of Newark, Crespo has been permanently removed from ministry but remains a priest. He is believed to be residing in Holiday, Florida, near Tampa.  He is 57 years old.

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