Priest gets jail for flashing teen

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Paul Srubas, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin October 28, 2016

GREEN BAY – A retired Catholic priest will spend four months in jail for exposing himself multiple times to a 16-year-old boy.

Rev. Richard L. Thomas, 79, of Allouez, will also spend three years on probation, Brown County Circuit Judge Timothy Hinkfuss ordered Friday.

Hinkfuss rejected a defense plea for probation without jail time.

“You should be held to a higher standard because of your vocation,” Hinkfuss told him, adding that these latest charges weren’t Thomas’s “first time around.”

Assistant District Attorney Bryant Dorsey said Thomas had been arrested for indecent exposure in 1990 and again in 1993, when he was convicted.

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