Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States

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Marcin 2017 P Indicted Diocesan From Poland. Arrived in the U.S. in 3/15. Deacon at Holy Rosary/Sacred Heart in Dover. Arrested 8/3/17, one month after ordination, before he was to start first assignment. Charged with criminal contact and endangering the welfare of a child after accused of groping a 13-year-old girl in Boonton. Allegedly followed group of girls as they walked down the street, then put his hand under the girl's skirt, touched her buttocks and said, "You're sexy." Placed on leave, faculties revoked. Released from custody to Bethlehem Hermitage for priests in Bethlehem Township after surrendering passport. Indicted 3/18. As of 5/18 was to spend 18 months supervised in Pretrial Intervention program. If successful, charges to be dismissed and record expunged. On diocese's list 2/13/19. Paterson, NJ Source:
NJcom; Daily Record 08.07.17; NJ 101 5 08.07.17; NJcom 08.07.17; NBC New York 08.08.17; New York Post 08.08.17; PIX 11 08.08.17; WABC 08.08.17; Associated Press 08.09.17; Daily Record 08.09.17; Fios 1 News 08.09.17; WABC 08.09.17; Daily Record 08.10.17; Daily Record 09.05.17; Associated Press 03.26.18; Daily Recored 05.08.18; Diocese of Paterson List 02.13.19

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