Elderly Priest Accused of Molestation in the Bronx

August 4, 2011

BRONX (WABC) -- An 87-year-old Catholic priest from the Bronx is accused of molesting and inappropriately touching a 16-year-old girl at his church.

Fr. Jaime Duenas, stationed at the Nativity of Our Blessed Lady Church in Eastchester, was arraigned on charges of sexual abuse, forcible touching and endangering a child.

He was released on his own recognizance Wednesday night.

Duenas was accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl three times over the last two weeks.

The Archdiocese of New York said it had no reports of Duenas acting inappropriately in the past.

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