Priest's criminal case is postponed

Albany Times Union
July 24, 2014

Clifton Park

The case of a Roman Catholic priest charged with endangering the welfare of a minor has been adjourned until next month, Saratoga County District Attorney James Murphy III said.

He said the postponement, the second one in as many months in Clifton Park Town Court, was requested by the Rev. James Michael Taylor's attorney, Daniel Stewart of Queensbury.

He is accused of engaging in physical contact and shared phone calls, text messages and pictures with a 15-year-old girl.

Taylor, an associate pastor at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Niskayuna whom parishioners call "Father Michael," is on administrative leave. He allegedly met the teen when he served as a deacon and youth minister at Corpus Christi Church in Clifton Park.

An order of protection prevents Taylor from contacting the alleged victim.


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