Rev. Msgr. Gregory D. Vaughan will not face criminal charges over the allegation that he sexually abused a minor in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, according to a report at NJ.com
Charles Webster, spokesperson of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, said the allegation fell outside the statute of limitations. Never-the-less, the allegations were “thoroughly investigated.”
Vaughan, 72, a priest since 1972, was “credibly accused” on March 17, 2019 of sexually abusing a minor while he was an assistant pastor at St Ann Parish in Keansburg in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Vaughan has denied the allegation which has been referred to the Monmouth County Prosecutor. The Prosecutor has not announced any charges against the cleric.
Vaughan has served exclusively in the Diocese of Trenton, with assignments at St. Ann, Keansburg; St. Charles Borromeo, Cinnaminson; St. Mary, Middletown; St. Raphael, Hamilton, and Church of St. Catharine, Holmdel. Additionally, Msgr. Vaughan formerly served the Diocese as vicar for Catholic education; chancellor; vicar general; moderator of the curia, and director of vocations.
Vaughan has denied the allegations.