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Priest with Shore Connection Arrested on Child Sex Charges

The Diocese of Trenton confirms the arrest of Father Nilo S. Apura today as part of an investigation into the sexual abuse of a minor.  According to the Diocese, the abuse allegations surfaced against Apura on August 18th which reportedly took place in Trenton against a 16-year-old.

Diocese officials said the complaint was immediately turned over to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and an investigation was initiated, resulting in today’s arrest by law enforcement officers.

In a written statement by the Diocese:

“It is the only complaint that we have received about Father Apura, and it has no connection to St. Martha Parish in Point Pleasant, where he has been serving as pastor.”

Apura had served at the Point Pleasant parish since July of 2012.  He also served in the parishes of St. Joachim, Trenton; St. Agnes, Atlantic Highlands; St Maximillian Kolbe, Toms River; Our Lady of Good Counsel, Moorestown; St. Ann Parish, Keansburg, and St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral in Trenton.

The Diocese confirms that Apura was suspended effective immediately pending the outcome of the investigation and recommendations of the Diocesan Review Board. They also said they’re cooperating fully with law enforcement during the probe.

“We call upon anyone who may have information or allegations relevant to this case to contact the Special Victims Unit of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-989-6568 as well as the Diocese of Trenton Abuse Hotline at 1-888-296-2965 (or email abuseline@dioceseoftrenton.org)”

 

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