( dpa ) - A Roman Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from his stalking of talk-show host Conan O'Brien.
The Rev David Ajemian, 46, was arrested in New York City last year while trying to enter a taping of O'Brien's show, despite being warned to stay away by NBC security personnel.
Prosecutors say Ajemian began sending letters to O'Brien in September 2006, including threatening notes on parish letterhead. He also tried to contact O'Brien's parents.
The efforts persisted over a 14-month period. He was told to stop the communications but did not, according to police, and a warrant for his arrest was issued by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.
He has been placed on leave by the Boston Archdiocese. Ajemian and O'Brien attended Harvard University at the same time, but it's unclear whether the two crossed paths there.