February 10, 2006

Morris County priest beat wife in rectory

Asbury Park Press

Posted by the Asbury Park Press on 02/10/06
The former pastor of St. Virgil's Roman Catholic Church in Morris Plains admitted to a judge Thursday that he beat his wife twice in 2004 at the rectory.
William L. Winston, 52, also said that he cannot refute a boy's sexual abuse allegation because his memory has been blurred by alcoholism. The cleric pleaded guilty in Superior Court, Morristown, to aggravated assault on his wife and to abuse and neglect of the boy, who now is 11.

Posted by kshaw at February 10, 2006 07:53 AM