Fmr. priest returns to court Monday; seeks early release

November 02, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Attorneys for a Louisville priest who was convicted on child molestation charges will be back in court Monday to request an early release from prison.

Father James Schook was sentenced to 15 years in prison for molesting a teenage boy for years in the 1970's.

His attorneys asked the jury to sentence Schook to house arrest because he is suffering from end-stage melanoma.

Members of the group The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests also plan to be in the courtroom tomorrow to voice their opposition to his release.


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