Friday, October 21, 2005

 

Priest Charged With Molesting Teen In Brooklyn Church


New York - A visiting priest from Ghana who appeared before a judge on charges he molested a 16-year-old girl was released without bail Tuesday.

Reverend Anthony Ocloo faces sexual abuse and child endangerment charges for allegedly fondling the teen in the rectory of Saint Ephrem's in Dyker Heights.

The 45-year-old is a visiting priest and MBA student at Saint John's University. He has suspended from working as a priest and was ordered to leave the parish. He has also had to surrender his passport.

Ocloo denies the allegations against him.

He is due back in court on November 14th.


See also, the never-ending chronicle of church-related crime.

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