February 16, 2006

Former Calvert Hall priest sentenced

The Jeffersonian

By Mary T. Robbins

A former priest and head chaplain of Calvert Hall College High School has been sentenced to five years in jail with all but 18 months suspended for abusing a student in the 1980s.

Addressing the court during a Feb. 7 sentencing hearing, Jerome Toohey offered an apology for years of sexual abuse against Michael Goles and Thomas Roberts, whom he had abused in weekly counseling sessions after their families sought guidance from the man known as "Father Jeff."

"Michael and Thomas, I want you to know I am very sorry for any pain I have inflicted upon you and caused you and your families," said Toohey, dressed in a dark suit. He will serve his time in the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Posted by kshaw at February 16, 2006 07:27 AM