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Church priest in Coimbatore arrested for 'molestation' bid

Coimbatore:  A 63-year-old priest of a church here was arrested today on charges of attempting to outrage the modesty of a woman during prayers.

John Mark, the priest of CSI Church, was arrested on a complaint from the 48-year-old woman, police said.

The woman, in her complaint lodged with the City Police  Commissioner's office, alleged that the priest made advances towards her and touched her when she was attending prayers on March 10.

A case under different IPC sections had been registered against Father Mark, police added.

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