Former Pastor Charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

Ludington Daily News
April 1, 2009

The Rev. Johnson Jeyabel Pappusamy, former pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Custer and St. Jerome's Catholic Church in Scottville has been formally charged with fourth degree criminal sexual conduct according to the Mason County Prosecutor's Office.

The complaint alleges that Pappusamy had sexual contact with another person and used force or coercion to accomplish the sexual contact.

Criminal sexual conduct, fourth degree, is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of two years incarceration and /or a $500 fine. It also may require registration as a sex offender under Michigan law.

According to Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola, the prosecutoraˆ™s office will not publicly discuss the specifics of the allegation or identify any other person involved in the alleged incident out of respect for the victim and family.

Bond for Pappusamy was set at $5,000 and he was released on personal recognizance. A preliminary examination is set for 11:15 a.m. April 22.

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