Sept. 24, 2019
By Zak Failla
Charges of sexual abuse have reportedly been dropped against a former Westchester County priest who was charged with allegedly engaging in inappropriate behavior by a minor.
Rev. Thomas Kreiser, who was accused of abusing a 10-year-old girl while serving at St. Joseph’s parish in Bronxville had the charges dismissed, according to reports . Prosecutors stated that the dismissal comes because they couldn’t prove any wrongdoing beyond a reasonable doubt.
Kreiser was indicted in March, when a grand jury charged him with three counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and maintained his innocence since the allegations were made.
It was alleged that Kreiser engaged in touching his victim on an intimate part of her body while in a school building in Bronxville in the middle of the day. Officials said that the 10-year-old was fully clothed at the time of the incident.
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