April 09, 2006

Former priest being released from prison


DIXON, Ill. Former DuPage County Roman Catholic priest Fred Lenczycki (len-ZISK'-ee) is due to be released Tuesday from the Dixon Correctional Center, where he has been serving since his child molestation convictions in 2004.

Lenczycki's case spurred a law requiring religious officials to alert civil authorities to suspicions of sexual misconduct. His pending release is sparking renewed criticism of how the Joliet Diocese has handled such cases.

Posted by kshaw at April 9, 2006 07:20 AM