Fr. Richard L. Thomas

Ordained: 1966
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Arrested 4/27/16; 4 felony charges of exposing himself to a minor in 3/16. Would stand naked in window of Grellinger Hall in Allouez (residence for retired priests) and flash a teen boy who was walking to school. Restricted from public ministry. Told investigators when arrested he was “already seeking treatment.” Pled not guilty 5/23/16. Pled no contest 9/16. Sentenced 10/28/16 to 4 months in jail and 3 years supervised release. To register as sex offender. Two prior arrests for indecent exposure, first in 1990 and one in 1993 when found by police “running around naked looking for others.” Convicted in the 1993 case. On diocese’s list 1/17/19. Sentenced by Vatican to life of prayer and penance. Laicized in 2018. Arrested 1/29/19 on probation violation by having seeking out and having contact with children. Sentenced 1/25/19 to 8 months jail.

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