BishopAccountability.org
 
  Prosecutor Says Rev. Told of Abuse

By Barbara Ross
Daily News (New York)
September 21, 2002

A priest accused of fondling a 16-year-old boy in the rectory of an upper Manhattan church admitted the act to police and apologized for it, a prosecutor said yesterday.

After his arrest about midnight Tuesday, Assistant District Attorney Karen Friedman-Agnifilo said, the Rev. Jorge Pintado told detectives twice that he touched the boy "to gratify his sexual desires" and that he was sorry he did so.

Pintado's lawyer, James Harris, disputed charges that his client intentionally fondled the boy at Good Shepherd Church in Inwood.

Harris said there is "a certain amount of physicality involved" in the Ecuadoran church, and "embracing is not out of the ordinary."

Pintado, who is from Ecuador, was released without bail after Criminal Court Judge Matthew Cooper warned him to stay away from the teenager.

 
 

Any original material on these pages is copyright © BishopAccountability.org 2004. Reproduce freely with attribution.
     
guide of business management sytem guide of job opinions guide of capital goods guide of make fast money guide of Debt restructuring guide of home business guide of income money guide of hospital products guide of international market guide of repair roof before winter guide of website income guide of secure your business guide of face makeup tools guide of jewellery arts guide of tv shows guide of best places on earth guide of job plans guide of cheap cars guide of creating products guide of women tools guide of eat less guide of car insurance process guide of sport stuff guide of garden home guide of cheap insurances guide of electronic tech guide of healthy feeding guide of what is next in fashion guide of improve company guide of tactical insurance guide of make money at home guide of development in business guide of dept loan guide of cooking secrets guide of correct companies guide of jobs with more income guide of reviews o general products guide of improving technology guide of ideal job guide of business sectors guide of dept problem guide of unlimited business guide of suitable insurance company guide of money cars guide of how to market guide of heatlhy diet tips guide of decoration tipse guide of security problems