Catholic Priest Charged with Forcible Touching

November 16, 2006

Brockport, N.Y. A 52-year-old Roman Catholic priest is accused of forcibly touching a female co-worker.

The Reverend Peter Enyan-Boadu was arrested and charged with three misdemeanor counts of harassment and one of forcible touching. He was arraigned before a Brockport village judge on Friday and released, to return to court on December 6th.

The Diocese of Rochester said in a statement that Enyan-Boadu requested and was granted a personal leave of absence until final disposition of the charges.

The charges accuse him of kissing a woman with whom he worked a few months ago.

Enyan-Boadu was ordained in his native Ghana in 1984 and came to Rochester in 1998. He has served as the pastor of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Brockport since 1999.


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