River Forest priest facing charges seen near Lincoln School


By Devin Rose
Staff Reporter

River Forest police and school officials are closely monitoring areas around the village’s schools after a man charged with sexual abuse was seen multiple times outside of Lincoln School.

Rev. Bede R. Jagoe, 77, turned himself into police last month after he allegedly fondled and tried to kiss a man at Midway Airport, where he was assigned to the chapel. Jagoe is a member of the Dominican order and lives at the Dominican Priory residential community, 7200 W. Division St.

River Forest Deputy Police Chief Craig Rutz said he had heard Jagoe was out on bail but couldn’t confirm it. His bail had been set at $10,000 after the Dec. 23 arrest.

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