UPDATE:: Lawyer: Priest accused of groping teen in Boonton rejected plea offerAuthorities say a newly ordained Roman Catholic priest in New Jersey has been charged with groping a teen girl under her skirt after surveillance video captured him allegedly following a group of girls and grabbing one of them.
A recently-ordained Catholic priest who is accused of fondling a 13-year-old girl's buttocks under her skirt in Boonton rejected a plea offer of Pretrial Intervention, a special supervision program under which criminal charges are dismissed if all conditions are successfully met, the defense lawyer said Tuesday.
The Rev. Marcin A. Nurek - who was barred by the Diocese of Paterson from acting as a priest after he was arrested on Aug. 3 - appeared Tuesday with defense lawyer William Ware for a brief, pre-indictment conference before Superior Court Judge Stephen Taylor in Morristown.Morris County Assistant Prosecutor Meg Rodriguez said the charges against Nurek - criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child - have been marked for presentation to a Morris County grand jury for possible indictment, the precursor to a criminal trial.
Man Captured on Video Groping Teen Girl on New Jersey Street Is Newly Ordained Priest: Police - NBC New York