Priest Who Assaulted Boys Released on Supervision

June 25, 2013

A former Catholic priest who sexually assaulted two boys in the 1980s will be released from a state mental health hospital after a judge approved a conditional release plan.

Norbert Maday, 75, was committed to a secure treatment facility in 2012 after he was classified as a sexually violent person. He recently was re-evaluated and Winnebago County Judge Daniel Bissett approved a conditional release plan Tuesday.

Details of the supervised released plan were sealed by the court under an agreement by the attorneys to keep the plan confidential, but it calls for Maday to be released on or before Aug. 2.

Maday, the former associate pastor at Our Lady of the Ridge parish in Chicago Ridge, Ill., was convicted of sexually assaulting two altar boys while on a church outing to Father Carr’s Place 2B in Oshkosh in 1986. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison on two second-degree sexual assault convictions in 1994.

Prosecutors filed the petition to classify Maday as a sexually violent person in October 2007, less than one month before his scheduled release from Stanley Correctional Institution.


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