February 16, 2005

Court refuses to free jailed priest

Dayton Daily News

By Rob Modic
Dayton Daily News

DAYTON | A state appeals court Tuesday rejected a bid to release the Rev. Thomas Kuhn from Montgomery County Jail, where he is serving a 30-day sentence for violating probation. He had been convicted of misdemeanor public indecency and providing alcohol to underage persons.

Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Mary Katherine Huffman ordered Kuhn jailed Thursday night.

She found Kuhn violated a condition that barred him from offering services to an agency that dealt with people younger than 21.

Kuhn admitted he had contacted the principal of Elder High School in Cincinnati in September, but he claimed he was only trying to counsel the principal, a former co-worker and friend, after a student at the school had been killed the previous day.

Posted by kshaw at February 16, 2005 09:12 AM