Suspended priest arrested in Hamilton County sexual abuse case

Indianapolis Star

October 29, 2019

By Vic Ryckaert and Andrew Clark

A suspended Indianapolis priest was in the Hamilton County Jail Tuesday on felony charges stemming from allegations he sexually abused a teen.

The Rev. David J. Marcotte was booked into the jail at 4:47 a.m. Tuesday on felony charges of child solicitation, vicarious sexual gratification and dissemination of matter harmful to a minor, records show. He was released on his own recognizance, according to the Hamilton County sheriff’s office.

Marcotte, 32, appeared in Hamilton Superior Court for an initial hearing on Tuesday afternoon. His next hearing was scheduled for Jan. 7.

Marcotte, who most recently served as a chaplain for Roncalli High School, was suspended from priestly duties on Feb. 12, just six days after the Archdiocese of Indianapolis said it received an abuse complaint.

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