Kenosha Priest Charged

May 24, 2011

Father Michael Nowak is facing two charges of inappropriate use of a telephone.

The Catholic Priest is accused, and now charged with making sexually explicit phone calls to two teen girls from his parish at St. Therese of Lisieux in Kenosha.

According to a criminal complain, Nowak took a 17 year-old girl to a movie, then later called her and asked her out again. He said it would be a Valentineís dinner.

In the court documents, the 17 year-old told police Nowak asked her to "wear a low cut shirt to show off your 'cha-chas'."

A 14 year-old girl told police Nowak called her and asked if he could perform oral sex on her.

Nowak pled not guilty, but more charges could be filed.

Racine county police say they are investigating a possible third victim.

Officers would not comment on the case because it is part of an on-going investigation.

Nowak is still on administrative leave at the church, but parishioners are waiting to pass judgment.

ďItís unfortunate whatís going on with the father. If itís true, itís a shame,Ē said parishioner Roger Montes.

Police are still investigation to see if there are more possible victims. Nowak was given a $100,000 signature bond, and is not to come within 500 feet of either alleged victims.


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