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Priest accused of exposing self enters plea

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Posted at 11:28 AM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 12:28:12-04
GREEN BAY -- A retired priest has pleaded not guilty to allegations that exposed himself to a minor in Brown County.
 
Rev. Richard Thomas pleaded not guilty to four counts of exposing himself during an appearance in court Monday.
 
WLUK-TV reports the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay has restricted the 78-year-old priest from any public ministry. Thomas was living in Grellinger Hall, a home for retired priests in Allouez. He's accused of exposing himself four times in March to a 16-year-old boy who was walking to school.
 
The complaint says Thomas told investigators he is already seeking treatment.