Fr. A. Richard Gerbino

Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/19. Accused in a 3/19 lawsuit of the sex abuse of a 16-year-old boy in 1962 at a Vineland parish. The boy said he immediately told another priest in the rectory, who drove him – in the middle of the night – to Bishop Damiano’s residence in Camden.The bishop reportedly told the boy in response to his disclosure, “Never speak of this again.” Gerbino was the subject of a 2017 settlement with the daughter of a young man who was allegedly abused in the 1960s by Gerbino. The man killed himself in front of his daughter, then age 7, in 1970. Per reports, removed from ministry in 1985 for “mental health reasons.” Deceased.


Return to main database page. See abbreviations and posting policy. Send corrections.

Our Database of Publicly Accused does not state or imply that individuals facing allegations are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The reports contained in the database are merely allegations. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.