Priest pleads guilty to groping girl on plane

October 1, 2008 12:10:11 PM PDT
A Roman Catholic priest from Poland admits he fondled a 16-year-old girl while aboard a flight to New Jersey in July. The Rev. Tomasz Adam Zielinski pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Newark Wednesday to a felony charge of abusive sexual contact.

The 32-year-old Zielinski faces a maximum sentence of two years in federal prison. He is associated with a church in Manville.

Zielinski admitted in his guilty plea that he touched the victim's inner thigh and groin area while she was seated next to him on the LOT Polish Airlines flight bound for Newark.

He was arrested six days after the incident.

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