Diocese: Diocese of Metuchen
Zielinski, a priest from Poland, had been working at Christ King Church in Manville since 4/08. In 7/08 a teenage girl complained to flight attendants that he was groping her and attempting to unzip her pants during flight from Poland to the US. Zielinski was criminally charged approx . 1 week later, He was placed on leave by the diocese. Pleaded guilty 10/1/08. Sentenced to 1 yr in fed. prison 1/09. Released 1/10.
Star-Ledger 07.11.08; Star-Ledger 07.12.08; Home News Tribune 07.17.08; USA Today 07.17.08; WNBC 07.17.08; Manville News 07.21.08; Star-Ledger 10.02.08; Star-Ledger 01.27.09; http://bishop-accountability.org/