February 03, 2006

Panel throws out charge against priest

The Times

Friday, February 03, 2006
Staff Writer
A Mercer County grand jury has thrown out a charge of endangering the welfare of a child lodged against a local priest, a charge based on the allegations of an 11-year-old girl.

The Rev. James Selvaraj, 46, adjunct priest at St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish in Hamilton, had pleaded not guilty in December to the child endangerment charge.

He has remained free without posting bail, though he was removed from his duties as a priest by the bishop.

Posted by kshaw at February 3, 2006 09:21 AM