Conan's Stalker Priest Pleads Guilty

Disorderly conduct conviction for Ajemian in harassing TV host
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2008 4:17 PM CDT
The Rev. David Ajemian leaves Manhattan Criminal Court after his arraignment for stalking TV host Conan O'Brien in this Nov. 9, 2007, file photo.    (AP Photo/David Karp, file)
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(Newser) – A Roman Catholic priest who stalked Conan O'Brien pleaded guilty today to disorderly conduct and apologized for his actions, WBZ-TV reports. Rev. David Ajemian, 46, sent the late-night talk-show host threatening letters on parish letterhead—referring to himself as "your stalker priest"—contacted O'Brien's parents, and got caught trying to sneak into a New York taping after being told to stay away.

"Is this the way you treat your most dangerous fans?" Ajemian wrote in one letter. "I want a public confession before I ever consider giving you absolution—or a spot on your couch." The Boston-area priest—he's been placed on leave by the diocese—agreed to avoid any contact with O'Brien for two years. He said he meant no harm.