Former Oratory Prep Chaplain Charged With Endangering 6 Students


October 1, 2020

By Caren Lisner

Prosecutors allege that he ran a club, “Knights of Malta,” in which he gave some students edibles and encouraged another to mastrubate.

SUMMIT, NJ — A Catholic priest who previously served as the chaplain of Oratory Preparatory School in Summit has been arrested and charged with threatening the welfare of six students, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo said Thursday.

Prosecutors allege he ran a student club in which students engaged in illicit activities.

Salvatore DiStefano, 61, is charged with six counts of endangering the welfare of a child and five counts of use of a juvenile to commit a crime

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