Fr. Marcin Nurek

Diocese: Diocese of Paterson


From Poland, arrived in the U.S. 3/15. Deacon at Holy Rosary/Sacred Heart in Dover. Arrested 8/3/17, one month after ordination, before he was to start first assignment. Charged with criminal contact and endangering the welfare of a child after accused of groping a 13-year-old girl in Boonton. Allegedly followed group of girls as they walked down the street, then put his hand under the girl’s skirt, touched her buttocks and said, “You’re sexy.” Placed on leave, faculties revoked. Had not yet started his first assignment. Released from custody to Bethlehem Hermitage for priests in Bethlehem Township after surrendering passport. Indicted 3/18. As of 5/18 was to spend 18 months supervised in Pretrial Intervention program. If successful, charges to be dismissed and record expunged.


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