Saratoga priest arrested for endangering the welfare of a child

April 23, 2014

A 30 year old priest with the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese has been arrested in Saratoga County on misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child.

Saratoga County District Attorney Jim Murphy says James Michael Taylor has been involved in an "ongoing pattern" of conduct with a 15 year old Clifton Park girl that involved physical conduct, text messages, phone calls and photos. 

Murphy credits the girl and the Sheriff's office with putting a stop to the cycle of abuse.

Taylor has been serving as the associate pastor of St. Kateri in Niskayuna. 

Murphy says he met the girl while he was a deacon in Clifton Park. 

Murphy says he's not ruling out other victims, and says felony charges are not out of the question. 

Taylor was arraigned, released on his own recognizance, and will be back in court at a later date.


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