Former Priest in Wisconsin Arrested Again, SNAP Responds

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

February 28, 2019

A former priest from the Diocese of Green Bay has been arrested again for exposing himself to children.

Former priest Richard L. Thomas was defrocked just last year, even though he was arrested in 1990 and again in 1993 for similarly exposing his genitals to kids (he was convicted in the latter case). We are relieved that Thomas will again be jailed and that kids in Wisconsin will be safer.

Because his behavior is so unrelenting, we feel confident that a thorough outreach effort by church staff in Green Bay would bring forward other victims, witnesses and whistleblowers. That might enable the justice system to keep Thomas away from kids forever.

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