Catholic Priest

Marukudiyil (Chris) Velan (Christudas)


Also known as Rev. V.J.Christudas.Native of India. Has served as visiting priest at Church of the Visitation in Brick since 2001. Arrested 7/14/12 and charged with criminal sexual contact (improper touching) of both an adult woman and her minor child and with endangering the welfareof the child. The woman complained to police on 7/13/12 after the priest paid a visit to her home. Detectives found probable cause to file charges. Privileges have been removed by Diocese. Woman filed civil suit 7/3/14 on behalf of herself and her two children. Criminal charges set for trial 9/14.