DA: Priest arrested for offense involving 'minor female'

By Dennis Yusko
Albany Times Union
April 23, 2014

New Catholic Priests J. Michael Taylor is introduced at mass by Bishop Howard J. Hubbard during a Rite of Ordination at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany N.Y. Saturday June 9, 2012.

BALLSTON SPA - A priest in the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese has been arrested and the Saratoga County District Attorney's office says the charge involves an offense committed against a "minor female."

Officials identified him as James Michael Taylor, 30.

Authorities have not yet released charges he faces.

District Attorney James A. Murphy III and Sheriff Michael H. Zurlo will discuss the arrest at a 10:30 a.m. news conference.

Taylor was ordained in 2012. He was raised in a Protestant family in Georgia and began his conversion to Catholicism while a freshman in college.

He completed his pre-theology training at Siena College and his studies at Mundelein Seminary at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Chicago. He is a U.S. Army captain.


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