Monk Accused of Luring Girl out on Bail

May 2, 2013

Thomas M. Chmura says he has lived for more than 30 years at St. Benedict's Abbey in Wisconsin

Benedictine ordered to avoid children while awaiting trial

The Benedictine monk accused of trying to abduct a 14-year-old girl in far north suburban Antioch last week is free on bail.

Thomas Chmura, 57, who resides at St. Benedict's Abbey in Benet Lake, Wis., just across the state line, , is charged with felony attempted child abduction and disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, authorities said.


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