Br. Thomas M. Chmura

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1982
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Assigned to St Benedict’s Abbey in Benet Lake, WI on IL border. Arrested 4/13, charged with trying to abduct a 14-year-old girl in Antioch IL, and with disorderly conduct. Police saw him stop near three other girls. He fled and they arrested him the next day. Admitted approaching several girls over previous six weeks. Arrested again 5/3/13 after children found at Abbey. Pleaded guilty 12/5/13 to one count of child abduction. Sentenced to six months of periodic imprisonment, plus 24 months of felony probation. Had been sent previously to St. Luke institute for treatment related to viewing internet pornography. Living in 10/22 in MO at a facility for troubled clergy.

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