Ex-Priest Caught in Fairborn Sex Sting

Dayton Daily News
February 11, 2006

FAIRBORN | A retired Episcopal priest from Urbana will be arraigned Tuesday in Fairborn Municipal Court on charges accusing him of attempting a rendezvous for sex with a person he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

Jim Bills, 68, was arrested Thursday just after he had driven to Fairborn for the meeting.

He faces single counts of importuning and attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Bills chatted on the Internet for two days with an undercover member of the Fairborn Internet Crime Unit before the meeting, Sgt. Mark Stannard said Friday.

Police seized his computer from his home on Nova Drive. It will be analyzed for forensic evidence.

Bills, whose last parish was in Charleston, S.C., is the 60th arrest by the unit in less than two years, police said.


Any original material on these pages is copyright © 2004. Reproduce freely with attribution.