Attention News Editors:
OPP Charge Priest with Sex Offences

Canada NewsWire [Canada]
June 16, 2005

SIMCOE, ON, June 16 /CNW/ - Members of the Norfolk County Detachment Crime Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police have arrested and charged a 55-year-old Roman Catholic priest with sexual offences involving young males.

The charges are the result of an investigation into complaints that two young males had been sexually assaulted at a Port Dover parish between 1995 and 2000. The males were between the ages of 12 and 18 at the time.

Charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual exploitation, one count of sexual interference and one count of sexual touching is Konstanty (Konnie) Przybylski, 55, of Cathcart Street, London, Ontario. The accused was a priest at St. Cecilia's Church in Port Dover, Ontario at the time of the offences.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Simcoe, Ontario on July 26, 2005.

The investigation is continuing.


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