February 17, 2005

Visiting priest to be sentenced in sexual assault


(New Britain-WTNH, Feb. 17, 2005 6:45 AM) _ He admits to having sex with a teenage parishioner, but the New Britain priest says it was part of her therapy. Today the priest will be sentenced for sexual abuse.

by News Channel 8's Tricia Taskey
Father Roman Kramek took a plea deal in the case and he's expected to be sentenced to 9 months in prison.

The visiting priest from Poland was accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl back in 2002. Kramek was counseling the girl for a previous sex assault, when the incident happened. Police say instead of counseling her, Kramek fondled the teenager in her home while her grandmother was in the other room.

Kramek will most likely be deported back to Poland after he serves his prison time.

Posted by kshaw at February 17, 2005 06:30 AM