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    Conan's Priestly Pest Pleads Down

    The priest accused of stalking Conan O'Brien has copped to unauthorized entry of the hallowed Cone Zone.

    The Rev. David Ajemian pleaded guilty in New York Tuesday to disorderly conduct stemming from his lengthy tenure as one of the late-night host's "most dangerous fans."

    Ajemian fessed up in court to having sent a steady stream of unsolicited letters and DVDs to O'Brien's home and business addresses over a 14-month period, beginning in September 2006.

    Ajemian, who also contacted O'Brien's parents and, on occasion, popped by the NBC star's Rockefeller Center studio, was originally charged with aggravated stalking and harassment of the flame-haired host.

    Just before commencing the unwanted correspondence, the 46-year-old priest came face-to-face with O'Brien, a fellow Harvard alum, at an event in Lawrence, Massachusetts. It remains unclear if the duo had crossed paths prior to the event.

    After the event, however, Ajemian manifested an increasingly intense interest in the funnyman, sending ominous-sounding letters on parish stationery.

    "Is this the way you treat your most dangerous fans?" went a missive from Feb. 20, 2007. "You owe me big-time pal. I want a public confession before I ever consider giving you absolution—or [I want] a spot on your couch."

    Ajemian, who has been on leave from the Archdiocese of Boston since last June, was arrested in November, after eagle-eyed NBC security spotted the man of the cloth attempting to sneak into a taping of Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

    He was later released on $2,500 bail and deemed fit to stand trial, despite acknowledgments from his attorneys that he had been treated for psychological problems over the past year.

     

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