New Jersey priest pleads guilty to child porn charge

New Jersey priest pleads guilty to child porn charge

Father Kevin Gugliotta, a nationally ranked poker player, now faces child pornography charges in Pennsylvania. (Credit: hendonmob.com.)

Father Kevin Gugliotta of Mahwah pleaded guilty to dissemination of child pornography. The 55-year-old priest downloaded child pornography to a personal computer and then uploaded the files to a chat room on 20 separate occasions last summer.

HONESDALE — A Roman Catholic priest from New Jersey has pleaded guilty in Pennsylvania to uploading child pornography to an internet chat room.

Father Kevin Gugliotta of Mahwah pleaded guilty to dissemination of child pornography. He faces up to seven years in prison when he’s sentenced June 8 in Wayne County, Pennsylvania.

District Attorney Janine Edwards said Friday that Gugliotta downloaded child pornography to a personal laptop from his second home in Gouldsboro. The 55-year-old priest then uploaded the files to a chat room on 20 separate occasions last summer. The site alerted law enforcement.

Gugliotta was parochial vicar at Holy Spirit Church in Union, New Jersey. Newark Archbishop John J. Myers removed Gugliotta from ministry.

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