- Associated Press - Sunday, November 22, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A former Trenton priest will serve three years at a specialized adult treatment center for sex offenders rather than state prison.

The Trentonian reports (https://bit.ly/1Sd5gd0) that 68-year-old Rev. Romannilo Apura was sentenced Friday to three years in the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Avenel.

Apura was convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage boy. Prosecutors say he forced the boy to engage in a sex act at a home in Trenton and in another incident attempted to remove the boy’s pants.

He will also be on lifetime parole supervision and must register as a sex offender.

He was serving at the St. Martha Parish in Point Pleasant at the time of his arrest after previously serving in Trenton and other parishes around the state.


Information from: The (Trenton, N.J.) Trentonian, https://www.trentonian.com

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