Priest arrested for stalking Conan

A priest has been arrested on charges of stalking late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien by writing him threatening notes on parish letterhead, contacting his parents and showing up at his studio. David Ajemian, a priest in the Archdiocese of Boston, was arrested last week while trying to enter a taping session of Late Night with Conan O'Brien in NYC. Ajemian referred to himself as "your priest stalker" in one note and complained of not being allowed in to see an earlier taping of the O'Brien show. "Is this the way you treat your most dangerous fans?" a note said. The letters and emails, which started coming in September 2006, continued even after Ajemian was asked to stop and were "intended to cause annoyance and harm," said a spokesperson for the Manhattan prosecutor's office. "I want a public confession before I ever consider giving you absolution - or a spot on your couch," wrote Ajemian, who signed the notes "Padre." The priest could face up to a year in prison if convicted of aggravated assault and stalking. The Boston Archdiocese said in a statement that Ajemian had been placed on leave and was no longer allowed to minister publicly. O'Brien is not commenting.

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