Former NJ Catholic School Chaplain Charged With Endangering Welfare Of Students

Daily Voice

October 1, 2020

A priest and former chaplain of a North Jersey Catholic school was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of six students, authorities announced Thursday.

Salvatore DiStefano, 61, who most recently resided at Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church New Providence, is charged with engaging in a pattern of behavior that threatened the welfare of six Oratory Preparatory School students, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo said.

DiStefano — known to students as “Father Sal” — was placed on leave last January pending an investigation.

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