October 04, 2005

Former local priest pleads not guilty

Henderson Gleaner

By Gleaner staff
October 4, 2005

The former Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church priest who was charged with public indecency after he was allegedly caught exposing himself to an undercover police officer at a park in Newburgh, Ind., pleaded not guilty in a Warrick County, Ind., court Monday.

Ralph E. Patterson, 47, Henderson, entered the plea to the misdemeanor charge in Superior Court 2 at the Warrick County Judicial Center. Judge Robert L. Aylsworth set the trial for Dec. 1 at 1 p.m.

Patterson, who has been relieved of his duties at Holy Name, was an associate pastor there. He was arrested around noon Aug. 1 at Overlook Park at the Newburgh Lock and Dam.

Posted by kshaw at October 4, 2005 08:59 AM