Father Robert Stauffer
Archdiocese of Newark
Removed: Date Unknown
Assigned as follows:
- St. Francis (Ridgefield Park, NJ)
- Assumption (Emerson, NJ)
- St. Mary (Nutley, NJ)
- Our Lady of Assumption (Bayonne, NJ)
- St. Rose of Lima (Short Hills, NJ)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Robert Stauffer:
Father Robert Stauffer’s name first appeared publicly on the Archdiocese of Newark’s list of accused priests published in February 2019. The Archdiocese released almost no information on the allegations against each priest, including age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. However, according to the Archbishop of Newark, in the case of each priest on the list, “the Archdiocese of Newark received information concerning possible misconduct by the individual, investigated the matter for corroborating evidence and determined that the report was credible. Accordingly, while those individuals may deny having engaged in illegal behavior involving a minor and they are entitled to be presumed innocent in a criminal court of law, the Archdiocese has determined that the information it received was credible and it has thus included their names on this disclosure.”
According to the February 2019 disclosure, Stauffer was credibly accused of the sexual abuse of one minor. He was permanently removed from the ministry.
Stauffer died in 2018.
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