Brockport priest accused of forcible touching - Catholic Courier

Brockport priest accused of forcible touching

A Brockport priest is on leave from public ministry pending disposition of charges that he forcibly touched and kissed an adult female, according to the Diocese of Rochester and Brockport police.

Father Peter Enyan-Boadu, 52, pastor of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary since 1999, was charged with one count each of forcible touching and attempted forcible touching, both misdemeanors, and three counts of harassment, which are violations, Brockport Police Chief Daniel Varrenti said Nov. 15.

The charges are the result of a complaint a woman made to Brockport police, the police chief said.

“She alleges there were situations in the past where Father Peter had made unwanted sexual advances towards her,” Varrenti said.

Each of the misdemeanor charges carries a maximum penalty of up to one year in jail. Father Enyan-Boadu was arraigned Nov. 10 and released on his own recognizance. He is due back in Sweden Town Court on Dec. 6.

Diocesan officials said Father Enyan-Boadu has been granted a personal leave of absence, and referred all other questions to the Brockport Police Department.

Father Enyan-Boadu, a Ghana, Africa, native, was ordained in 1984. He came to the United States in 1992, and was incardinated as a priest of the Rochester Diocese in 1998.

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