Filipino priest arrested in New Jersey for sex abuse charges
Reportedly, a Pinoy Catholic priest in New Jersey is presently facing sex abuse allegations following his August 21 arrest for accusations of molesting a teenage boy.
According to a report by Catholic News Asia, the Diocese of Trenton got the news about 67-year-old Fr. Romannilo “Nilo” Apura with heavy hearts.
Apura, who hailed from Borongan City in Eastern Samar, reportedly molested a 16-year-old at the boy’s family home in Trenton, New Jersey earlier this year.
Next encounter reportedly took place in June when Apura allegedly attempted to remove the same boy’s pants.
Officials form the Diocese said they quickly reported it to authorities after getting a complaint which resulted to an investigation.
Suspension was sanctioned to Apura while waiting for the result of the investigation.
Apura had served at the Point Pleasant Parish since July 2012.
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