Benedictine Monk Charged with Trying to Abduct a Girl in Antioch

By Jordan Owen
Chicago Sun-Times
April 27, 2013

Thomas M. Chmura

A Benedictine monk from Wisconsin has been charged with trying to abduct a 14-year-old girl in Antioch last week.

Police in the far north suburb said Saturday that Thomas M. Chmura, 57, a monk who has been living at St. Benedict’s Abbey in Benet Lake, Wis., for 32 years, was arrested Friday night and admitted he’d been offering rides to teenage girls the past six weeks.



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