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Michigan priest accused of binding teen with plastic and tape arraigned

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Posted at 6:12 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 18:12:59-04

LANSING, Mich. — A priest accused of wrapping a teen boy in plastic and tape and leaving him in a janitor's room at a Michigan church has been arraigned.

Attorney General Nessel's office said that Stanley's bond was set at $5000 and he was ordered to have no contact with minors.

The office said it charged the Rev. Brian Stanley with false imprisonment after discovering information in files collected from the Kalamazoo Diocese in 2018.

The alleged incident occurred in 2013 at St. Margaret Church in Otsego and lasted for more than an hour before the boy was released.

The attorney general's office says Stanley was asked by the boy's family to counsel him.

The 57-year-old Stanley was in custody Thursday and not immediately available for comment.

The attorney general's office says records show Stanley engaged in similar conduct for decades.

A probable cause conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, August 29, in the 57th District Court.

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