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Thomas M. Chmura (Credit: Antioch Police)

Former Monk Pleads Guilty To Charge Of Child Abduction

Thomas Chmura, 57, was charged with four counts of child abduction and could have faced up to three years in prison after authorities alleged he offered rides to a number of girls ages 11 to 14 in April in the Antioch area.

12/05/2013

Thomas M. Chmura (Credit: Antioch Police)

Trial Date Set For Monk Charged With Child Abduction

Thomas Chmura, 57, is charged with four counts of child abduction, related to his alleged offering of rides to a number of girls whose ages ranged from 11 to 14 in April.

11/07/2013

Thomas M. Chmura (Credit: Antioch Police)

Monk Charged With Trying To Abduct Girl In Antioch

The 14-year-old girl was walking on Skidmore Drive in Antioch Thursday when a man pulled up beside her in a station wagon and asked if she needed a ride. When the girl declined, the man said, “Come on, you’re so beautiful, let me drive you home,” and she declined again. The man said, “Get in the car,” and the girl ran away and he drove off.

04/27/2013

Golden Buddha statue (AP file photo)

Protest Tied To Buddhist Monk Accused Of Sex Abuse

A protest was planned Sunday morning at a Buddhist temple in the near southwest suburbs, where a former monk is accused in a civil suit of fathering the child of a 14-year-old girl.

WBBM Newsradio–08/21/2011