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New Jersey priest charged with sexual misconduct

New Jersey news from Eyewitness News
July 17, 2012 4:58:10 AM PDT
A priest in Ocean County, New Jersey, is facing charges of sexual misconduct with two people, one of them a child.

Father Velanmarukudiyil J. Christudas, known to his parish as Father Chris, is a priest in Brick Township.

He was arrested Saturday after he allegedly assaulted a female parishioner and her child.

The priest has been relieved of his ministry duties.

He is being held on $75,000 bail in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River.

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