Catholic Priest

Hadmels R. Defrias

Ordained: 1999

Native of the Dominican Republic. Accused of fondling two brothers under the age of 14 when they worked at the rectory of St. Mary’s of the Assumption in Elizabeth in 2001 and 2002. Their mother walked in on an incident and complained to church officials. Removed from the parish and active priesthood. Arrested in 2003; living in Maryland at the time. On the archdiocese’s list 2/13/19. Permanently removed from ministry. Laicized.