Retired priest to return to court on flashing charge

By Andrew Lacombe
Fox 11
May 23, 2016

Richard Thomas

GREEN BAY (WLUK) - A retired priest is scheduled to be back in court Monday morning on allegations he exposed himself to a minor.

Rev. Richard Thomas will enter a plea at his arraignment on four counts of exposing genital area to a child. He waived a preliminary hearing earlier this month in Brown County Circuit Court.

After the report of misconduct, the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay restricted Thomas from performing any public ministry.

Thomas was living in Grellinger Hall, a home for retired priests in Allouez. He allegedly exposed himself four times in March to a 16-year-old boy when the boy was walking to school.

According to the criminal complaint, Thomas told investigators at the time of his arrest that "he is already seeking treatment."

Check this story later today and watch FOX 11 News at Five for the latest on the case.


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