October 22, 2005

Priest Charged With Molesting Teen In Brooklyn Church


A visiting priest from Ghana who appeared before a judge on charges he molested a 16-year-old girl was released without bail Tuesday.

Reverend Anthony Ocloo faces sexual abuse and child endangerment charges for allegedly fondling the teen in the rectory of Saint Ephrem's in Dyker Heights.

The 45-year-old is a visiting priest and MBA student at Saint John's University. He has suspended from working as a priest and was ordered to leave the parish. He has also had to surrender his passport.

Ocloo denies the allegations against him.

Posted by kshaw at October 22, 2005 09:53 AM