January 14, 2005

Priest's Elder trip prompts hearing

Cincinnati Enquirer

By Dan Horn
Enquirer staff writer

A priest suspended last year for public indecency is headed back to court because of an unauthorized visit to Elder High School, where he once was principal.

The Rev. Thomas Kuhn was ordered Thursday to appear in court Feb. 10 for a hearing to determine whether his visit to Elder violated terms of his probation.

If the judge finds he broke the rules, Kuhn could be sent to jail for as long as 18 months.

Kuhn's lawyers could not be reached for comment Thursday.

Kuhn, 63, was convicted in June of providing alcohol to minors and engaging in public indecency at his home in suburban Dayton. The offenses occurred while Kuhn was working at St. Henry's parish, which he joined in 2001.

He was principal at Elder for seven years in the 1980s.

Posted by kshaw at January 14, 2005 07:57 AM