Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Pastor Charles Abdelahad arrested

The Very Rev. Charles Michael Abdelahad stand charged with the rape, assault and battery of a 43-year-old woman. The priest allegedly bit and beat his victim.

A statement of facts on file in court states the Rev. Abdelahad beat the woman on different occasions dating back to 2007.

The priest allegedly bit and beat the victim during at least one assault. Detectives also allege he struck her with a religious icon and bat and scratched her on the stomach with keys.

In a criminal complaint, Detective Maureen M. Siedlecki accuses Rev. Abdelahad of pulling the victim's hair, slamming her head on the floor, sitting on her and punching her in the head during one alleged assault, according to court records.

It sounds liked Abdelahad liked rough sex. Who knew? Is that good behavior for a Christian and long time pastor? I don’t think so.

Abdelahad was the pastor of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Worcester, MA.

The Very Rev. Father Michael Abdelahad has been a beloved pastor of the St. George Cathedral family for more than 25 years. As the matter is the subject of formal court proceedings, to which the Church is not a party, it would be inappropriate for us to make any further comment until these proceedings have been concluded.

St. George Orthodox Cathedral Parish Council

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