Middlesex priest accused of sex abuse

My Central Jersey

February 26, 2018

By Suzanne Russell

MIDDLESEX BOROUGH – The pastor of Our Lady of Mount Virgin Parish has been accused of sexual abuse by three people when they were minors more than 30 years ago, Diocese of Metuchen Bishop James F. Checchio said in a letter to parishioners Sunday.

Checchio said the Rev. Patrick J. Kuffner is on a leave of absence and the Rev. David Skoblow will serve as temporary administrator of the parish.

The accusations relate to when Kuffner was a layman and teaching in Staten Island, New York, according to Checchio’s letter.

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