Br. Thomas M. Chmura


Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Religious Order: Order of Saint Benedict

Notes: Assigned to St Benedict’s Abbey in Benet Lake, WI on IL border. Arrested 4/13, charged with trying to abduct a 14-year-old girl in Antioch IL, and with disorderly conduct. Police saw him stop near 3 other girls. He fled and they arrested him the next day. Admitted approaching several girls over previous 6 weeks. Arrested again 5/3/13 after children found at Abbey. Pled guilty 12/5/13 to one count of child abduction. Sentenced to 6 months of periodic imprisonment, plus 24 months of felony probation.

Sources: CBS Chicago 04.27.13Chicago Sun-Times 04.27.13; Chicago Tribune 04.27.13; Chicago Tribune 04.28.13Fox 6 04.28.13Seattle PI 04.28.13SNAP Wisconsin Statement 04.28.13WGN 04.28.13CBS 58 04.29.13Chicago Tribune 04.30.13Chicago Tribune 05.03.13SNAP Statement 05.07.13SNAP Wisconsin Statement 05.07.13WGN 05.10.13Fox 6 05.12.13Daily Herald 05.14.13Chicago Sun-Times 05.15.13Kenosha News 05.15.13WLS 05.15.13Chicago Tribune 05.23.13Enquirer-Herald 05.23.13WLS 05.23.13SNAP Statement 05.24.13Daily Herald 06.18.13Lake Country News-Sun 07.22.13ABC 7 WLS TV 12.05.13Chicago Tribune 12.05.13Daily Herald 12.05.13San Francisco Chronicle 12.05.13