Father Gregory Littleton
Diocese of Metuchen
Accused: 2002 and 2004
Removed and resigned from ministry: 2004
Assigned as Follows:
- St. Philip and St. James (Phillipsburg, NJ)
- Our Lady of Victories (Sayreville, NJ)
- Our Lady of Mount Virgin Parish (Middlesex, NJ)
- St. Elizabeth- St. Brigid Parish (St. Peapack, NJ)
- St. John the Baptist Church (Tryon, NC)
- Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church (Charlotte, NC)
Summary of Sexual abuse Allegations against Father Gregory Littleton:
Father Gregory Littleton was ordained a priest in 1990 and served in the Diocese of Metuchen. He served in multiple parishes throughout his career. According to media reports, in 1993, he admitted to diocesan officials that he had been involved in the sexual abuse of two minors due to his involvement with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. There were no witnesses willing to come forward, and no case was formally brought against him. He was simply removed from duty that year and was sent to evaluation and therapy for three years.
In 1997, Father Littleton returned to the ministry full time and was considered a priest in good standing. He transferred to Charlotte, North Carolina, where more allegations from the Metuchen Diocese were made in 2002. He was not removed from his post in Charlotte until 2004, when the accusations against him were found credible by the review board.
In 2018, Father Littleton came out as a child sexual abuse victim of Archbishop McCarrick. He also confessed and shared information about almost 20 other victims of the Archbishop’s and himself. Father Littleton’s name has since been on several lists and lawsuits that the Diocese of Metuchen have been slowly giving out. Settlements have been made on behalf of the accused priests that have been accused of sexual misconduct during the 1990’s.
He now lives as a private citizen living in North Carolina. No criminal charges have been formally made against him.
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