Judge decides to release ex-priest

July 9, 2009 3:29:42 PM PDT
A judge has agreed to free a pedophile ex-priest after he completes a treatment program in the next 60 days. Former priest Fred Lenczycki was sentenced to prison in 2004 after pleading guilty to sexually abusing three boys in the 1980s.

They attended at Saint Isaac Jogues School in Hinsdale where Lenczycki was an associate pastor at the time.

The former priest was held past his prison release date because he was considered too dangerous.

Some who protested outside the DuPage County Courthouse on Thursday were outraged about the judge's decision.

"He's going to reoffend. I know that. He's a very sick individual and he needs to be put away," said abuse survivor Peter Hillmer.

Lenczycki was believed to be the first Roman Catholic priest in the country to be legally declared a sexually violent person.


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