Priest Placed on Leave for Alleged Sexual Comments

By John Fauber
Milwaukee Journal Sentiel
May 7, 2011

A Kenosha priest was placed on administrative leave after he was alleged to have made sexually explicit comments to a girl.

The incident, which allegedly occurred a week ago, involved Father Michael Nowak, pastor at St. Theresa of Liseiux Parish in Kenosha.

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee placed Nowak on leave after it was contacted by Kenosha Police who had been called by the girl's parents.

In a letter to parishioners, Archbishop Jerome Listecki said there was no physical contact between Nowak and the girl.

Listecki said Father Dominic Thomas has been assigned as a temporary administrator for the parish.

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