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Paterson priest accused of groping girl to enter pre-trial program

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A priest in Paterson accused of groping a girl will enter a pre-trial program that could lead to charges against him being dropped.

According to prosecutors, Rev. Marcin Nurek touched the 13-year-old girl last summer under her skirt.

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Rev. Nurek was charged with criminal sexual contact and child endangerment.

He was also put on administrative leave by the Diocese of Paterson.

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