BANGOR, ME – Rev. Adam Metropoulos, who was the presiding priest at St. George Greek Orthodox parish in Bangor, ME for the past 13 years and was arrested on September 15 on charges of possessing child pornography and surreptitiously videotaping a woman taking a shower in his bathroom without her knowledge and consent, has revealed to the police in an affidavit that he had also videotaped a female parishioner and that he slept with two 15 years-old boys from his parish on the futon in the living room and he touched their private parts.
Fr. Metropoulos admitted to videotaping the woman in his bathroom. The detective wrote in the affidavit that “he then told us that he made a mistake tonight. He stated that when [she] told him that she was going to take a shower, he went into the bathroom and turned on his camera and placed it on the shelf to record…while she was taking a shower. He told us that this was stupid and that he made a mistake. Mr. Metropoulos showed us the bathroom, which was on the first floor, and showed us the camera to be sitting on a towel shelf directly across from the shower.”
The detective also reported in the affidavit that “I advised Mr. Metropoulos that I wanted to give him the opportunity to tell us the truth about some things before they snowballed out of control. I told him that we would be looking into it and he should tell us everything. Mr. Metropoulos admitted to watching pornography but stated that it was all adults that he watched. He admitted that he visited such sites…but that he did not watch child pornography.”
The affidavit also states that “I asked him if he had been convicted of any crime. He told me no. I then asked him about the conviction in Michigan for sexual assault. He told me that when he was 19 years old, a boy made allegation that he had touched him sexually. He stated that they were able to reach a plea bargain on the charge.”
The detective stated in the affidavit that “I advised him that I knew that there were more things that kept secret and that he should cooperate and tell me without his wife there so we could get them out in the open. Mr. Metropoulos then told me that he had a predilection to children and frequently watched images of naked children on his computer. He also said that three years ago he had a female parishioner staying with them who was an adult. He stated that he recorded her in the shower without her knowing it. He stated that he had the video on his computer but had deleted it a long time ago. Mr. Metropoulos then advised me that five years ago, there were two 15 year-old children staying with him. He stated their parents were members of the church. The boys were staying at his house alone with him and his wife. He stated that he slept with the boys on the futon that was in the living room while his wife slept upstairs. Mr. Metropoulos told me that while the boys were sleeping, he touched both of them in the genital area to notice if they had erections. Mr. Metropoulos told me he did not touch them under their pants and did not do anything else with them.
Metropoulos has been detained at the Penobscot County Jail. Judge John Lucy has set the bail recommended by Penobscot County Deputy District Attorney Michael Roberts at $100,000. Metropoulos’ next scheduled court date is November 5.
Metropoulos had spent long periods of time at the Metropolis camp in Contoocook NH, instructing the children, playing with them, and contributing to the Camp’s daily programs. TNH has learned that the authorities are investigating all of Metropoulos’ activities during his time as a priest in Maine and also at the Metropolis camp.
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