Alabama priest accused of unwanted kissing, touching woman

Published 2:55 pm Monday, April 15, 2024

An Alabama Catholic priest was arrested Saturday on charges of sexual misconduct and harassment.

The Rev. David Tokarz, 73, and the pastor of Our Savior Catholic Church in West Mobile, was charged after an adult woman came forward to press charges against him.

He turned himself in Saturday morning and was released on $1,500 bail later in the day.

Tokarz’s accuser claims the priest kissed her and put his hands on her breasts after a meeting at the church’s rectory.