Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Pastor Marukudiyil Velan arrested

A longtime Catholic priest, Marukudiyil Velan was arrested for sexual misconduct  involving a woman and her child. Marukudiyil, or "Father Chris", worked for the Church of the Visitation in Brick.

The priest was charged with one count of criminal sexual contact with the adult woman, one count of criminal sexual contact with the child and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. He is held in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River in lieu of $75,000 bail with no 10 percent option. As a condition of bail, the defendant is prohibited from having any contact with anyone under the age of 18. He was required to surrender his passport and the provisions of “Nicole’s Law’’ were implemented. Nicole's Law permits a victim of a sex offense to obtain a restraining order against the offender.

So… Father Chris allegedly molested a woman AND her child. That's new. I wonder if they rename the garden named after him?

1 comment:

Tommy Kinsella said...

Not guilty on child guilty on her, strange case ... lawsuit. ...kinda smells. ...