MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a newly ordained Roman Catholic priest in New Jersey has been charged with groping a teen girl under her skirt.
The Morris County prosecutor’s office said that the Rev. Marcin Nurek was charged last week with endangering the welfare of a child and criminal sexual contact.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Large Group Of Noisy Dirt Bikes, ATVs Take Over Radnor Streets
They say the 37-year-old touched the teen girl’s buttocks in Boonton over her underwear and told her she was “sexy.”Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Will Not Seek Contract Renewal After School Year
The Diocese of Paterson put Nurek on administrative leave. He remains in jail pending a detention hearing on Wednesday. It wasn’t immediately known if he had an attorney to comment on his behalf.
Nurek is an immigrant from Poland and was ordained into the priesthood in July.
The Diocese of Paterson said that he had completed training regarding proper conduct with children.MORE NEWS: Jalen Hurts, Eagles No Match For Cowboys In 41-21 Loss In Dallas
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