Former Libertyville, Ingleside Priest Among Those Named
By Russell Lissau
January 21, 2014
|Thomas Job in 2009|
Among the former priests named in the church documents made public Tuesday is Thomas Job, who was assigned to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Libertyville and then St. Bede Catholic Church in Ingleside, both in the 1980s.
Job was named in a 2005 settlement of a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Chicago by 24 adults who claimed they were molested by priests.
According to documents available for public review at abusedinchicago.com, archdiocese officials in 1983 were aware of accusations Job "had engaged in sexual activities" with a teenage boy while a pastor in LaGrange.
According to the memo from the Archdiocese, Job agreed to monthly supervisory sessions with a vicar. Additionally, the pastor of the Libertyville parish was to serve as an on-site supervisor, according to the document.
Additional accusations of sexual misconduct surfaced through the years, according to church documents — some heavily redacted — available at the website.
Job resigned the priesthood in 1991. Some of the accusations were made following his departure from the clergy.
Job was formally stripped of his religious duties and abilities in 2010, according to a different document available at the website.
In June 2011, Job pleaded guilty to collecting $39,875 in pay for hours he did not work when he was the rehabilitation coordinator of the Lake County Health Department's addiction treatment program.
That July, sheriff's deputies called to Job's Spring Grove residence found Job with a loaded handgun, a violation of his probation, authorities said at the time.
He was ordered to submit to a sex offender evaluation and to complete any recommended treatment.
For the full reports, visit abusedinchicago.com.