February 17, 2005

Kramek sentencing today

The Herald-News

By JENNIFER MANES, Staff Writer02/17/2005

NEW BRITAIN -- The Roman Catholic priest who sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl he was counseling will be sentenced today in New Britain Superior Court.

Roman Kramek, 42, a visiting priest from Poland who worked at Sacred Heart Church on Broad Street, will be sentenced this morning to nine months in prison and 10 years of probation, state’s attorney Scott Murphy told The Herald.

Kramek will be required to register as a sex offender and provide a DNA sample to state police upon release from prison, Murphy said.

Kramek plead guilty to second-degree sexual assault in December; the charges stemmed from an incident that took place Dec. 18, 2002.The victim was being counseled for a previously reported sexual assault and was told by her counselor that she should receive spiritual counseling from Kramek, Murphy said.

When the victim arrived home from school one afternoon, Kramek was seated on her living room couch.With her grandmother in the kitchen, Kramek asked about her previous sexual assault, touched her inappropriately and asked if her assailant touched her in the same manner.

Posted by kshaw at February 17, 2005 07:09 AM