Byzantine Catholic priest expelled, living in Wisconsin

Posted Friday, July 26, 2013 --- 11:56 a.m.

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) -- A Byzantine Catholic priest who was expelled following claims that he sexually abused boys in New Jersey is living in Wisconsin.

The Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic notified parishioners that 49-year-old Glenn Davidowich received and accepted notice removing him "from the clerical state" effective April 2.

He had been on leave since 2011, when the eparchy reached a $200,000 settlement with a 36-year-old Hopewell man who claimed he was abused.

Attorney Mitchell Garabedian tells The Star-Ledger of Newark the eparchy settled a second lawsuit in June.

Davidowich was never charged.

The cleric in 2002 was identified as the founder of a company that produced and sold videos of teenage boys wrestling in bikini-style bottoms.

Property records show he lives in Manitowoc, Wis., with his partner in that venture.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
NBC15 615 Forward Drive Madison, Wisconsin 53711 Business: 608-274-1515 Newsroom: 608-274-1500
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 217119581 - nbc15.com/a?a=217119581