March 04, 2005

Former Oaklyn Priest Sentenced For Sex Assault


Mar 4, 2005 1:51 pm US/Eastern
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) A judge in Camden County sentenced a defrocked Catholic priest to eight years in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting a former altar boy ten years ago.

James Hopkins admitted fondling the then-ten-year-old at Saint Aloysius Church in Oaklyn.

The allegations against Hopkins surfaced near the height of a national scandal revolving around sexual abuse by clergy in 2002.

Posted by kshaw at March 4, 2005 06:24 PM