Priest Accused of Having Physical Contact with 15-Year-Old Girl Pleads Guilty

Time Warner Cable News
August 13, 2014

SARATOGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- An area priest accused of texting and having physical contact with a 15-year-old girl pleads guilty in Saratoga County Court.

James Michael Taylor, 30, who went by Father Michael, plead guilty to endangering the welfare of a child.

Deputies say the incidents happened between October 2013 and April of this year while he was a Deacon and youth minister for the Corpus Christi Church in Clifton Park.

Investigators say Taylor's relationship with the girl involved physical contact, text messages, and photos.

The diocese says Taylor will remain on administrative leave from all priestly duties as the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany’s Sexual Misconduct Review Board prepares to review the matter.

Taylor will be sentenced on October 8.



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