Ex Priest/Sex Offender Found Dead in Saratoga County Jail


A former Catholic priest and child sex offender from Long Island was found dead in his jail cell in Saratoga County on Tuesday, an apparent suicide. 

Michael Hands was waiting to be sentenced after pleading guilty to molesting a minor last summer in Charlton. 

Hands had been convicted in 2003 for sexually abusing a young teenage boy in his rectory in Suffolk County. 

State has launched an investigation into Hands' death.

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