April 13, 2006

Better Camden is student's goal

Cloucester County Times

Thursday, April 13, 2006
By Pete McCarthy
GLOUCESTER CITY -- A long-time Gloucester Catholic High School teacher and golf coach has been accused of having sexual contact with a student approximately 20 years ago while out of state, leading to his resignation.

Gerald Scharff, 63, stepped down last week after the allegations of "inappropriate touching" were made by the man who attended Gloucester Catholic in the mid-1980s, according to Andrew Walton, spokesman for the Diocese of Camden.

"It's not clear whether it was school sponsored or not," Walton said of the alleged event.

He declined to identify the state in which the alleged incident occurred or the circumstances around it to protect the identity of the accuser.

The Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced on Wednesday it would not be investigating these allegations because they reportedly took place out of state.

Posted by kshaw at April 13, 2006 08:14 AM