MILLBURN, N.J. – The pastor of a Roman Catholic church in Millburn has voluntarily stepped down while officials investigate sexual abuse allegations stemming from when he served at another church.
The Rev. Monsignor George Trabold has served at St. Rose of Lima Church in the Short Hills section since 1998.
The allegations stem from when the 67-year-old worked at St. John the Evangelist Church in Bergenfield from 1973 to 1977 and 1994 to 1998.
Newark Diocese spokesman Jim Goodness tells NJ Advance Media the allegation relates to something decades ago.
The archdiocese as notified the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.
An archdiocesan review board will conduct an investigation and Trabold will be removed from the ministry if the allegations are found to be credible.