Fr. Francis X. Nelson
Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY
Charged in 2002 after DA obtained Brooklyn church files. Nelson pled not guilty. He was accused of visiting a 12-year-old girl in 1999, taking her on his lap, touching her breasts under her bra, and pushing his penis into her buttocks through her clothing, while her terminally ill grandmother sat nearby. Parents reported the abuse. Nelson was removed, then accepted in the NY archdiocese after Bishop Tharmaraj of Kottar, India, wrote a letter of recommendation. Convicted and sentenced in 2003 to 4 months in jail.
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