Cleric Won't Get Jail Time

Chicago Sun-Times
March 27, 2004

A Christian brother has satisfactorily completed his four-year probation for a child-porn conviction and will not have to serve jail time, a judge ruled on Friday. Brother Robert Brouillette, 60, walked out of Will County Judge Daniel J. Rozak's courtroom after the ruling without responding to reporters' questions. Prosecutor Chris Messina asked Rozak to lock up Brouillette for six months in the Will County Jail for missing a court appearance on March 12 and for corresponding with a young man the cleric is accused of sexually abusing. But Rozak decided Brouillette complied with the terms spelled out in a March 2000 probation order. Brouillette must still defend himself against a Cook County civil lawsuit filed by a young man who says the cleric sexually abused him during the 1990s when Brouillette was a guidance counselor at St. Laurence High School in Burbank


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