Greek Orthodox Priest’s Sex Abuse Conviction Upheld
By Evgenia Choros
April 29, 2016
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court upheld the conviction of a former Greek Orthodox priest on sex charges involving a former altar boy.
Adam Metropoulos, 53, of Bangor was sentenced a year ago to 12 years in prison. The Bangor man is currently serving a six-and-a-half-year sentence for four counts of sexual abuse of a minor.
The Superior Court found Metropoulos guilty on four felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor following a jury-waived trial in March 2015. The charges stemmed from the former priest’s sexual assault on a 15-year-old altar server at the church in 2006 and 2007. The former altar boy at St. George Greek Orthodox Church said that he was sexually assaulted by Metropoulos as a teenager. The man, now 23, testified that Metropoulos “stole his life.”
Before the trial began, Metropoulos plead guilty to one count of felony possession of sexually explicit materials found on his computer. Metropoulos also plead guilty to a misdemeanor violation of privacy for filming a relative taking a shower just days before his arrest.