November 17, 2005

Former Calvert Hall priest pleads guilty to abuse

North East Reporter


A former priest and head chaplain of Calvert Hall College High School has pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse.

Jerome Toohey, 59, of Lutherville, entered the plea Nov. 8 in Baltimore County Circuit Court. He faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and will be sentenced Feb. 7.

Toohey originally was charged with 10 counts of child abuse in connection with sexual abuse of a former student at the Towson high school in the late 1980s.

Usually the names of victims of sex abuse are withheld from publication.

Posted by kshaw at November 17, 2005 11:07 AM