HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A once-accused pedophile priest in New Jersey is being held on $25,000 bail while a grand jury considers whether he violated a legal agreement to stay away from children.
The Rev. Michael Fugee, 52, traded in his collar for an orange prison jumpsuit, handcuffs and shackles during his four minute court appearance in Bergen County on Tuesday morning, 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reported.
He was arrested at St. Antoninus Parish in Newark following an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.
Fugee was convicted in 2003 of criminal sexual contact involving a boy. It was overturned by an appeals court and the priest eventually entered a pretrial intervention program.