Police: Peeping Tom priest found hiding in bushes outside woman's home

Police: Peeping Tom priest found hiding in bushes outside woman’s home

Police: Peeping Tom priest found hiding in bushes outside woman’s home

Father Michael (John) McCusker. (Credit: Mugshot.)

A priest at a St. Louis County Catholic school has been charged with stalking after police say he was found hiding in the bushes outside a female co-worker's home.

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Missouri — A priest at a St. Louis County Catholic school has been charged with stalking after police say he was found hiding in the bushes outside a female co-worker’s home.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 36-year-old Michael McCusker was arrested Friday night after a woman reported a man looking through her windows in Richmond Heights. Officers learned that McCusker is a priest and teacher at St. Louis Priory School in Creve Coeur. He goes by his religious name, Father John McCusker.

Besides the second-degree stalking charge, McCusker also was charged Monday with resisting arrest. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

Abbot Gregory Mohrman, of St. Louis Abbey, said in a letter to the school community that McCusker would be removed from his roles in the school and would no longer live on campus.

“We are in communication and cooperation with law enforcement and continue to gather facts,” Mohrman wrote. “While we seek more information, our thoughts and prayers go immediately to the faculty member and family who have been impacted.”

Crux staff contributed to this report.

Latest Stories

Most Read

Crux needs your monthly support

to keep delivering the best in smart, wired and independent Catholic news.

Latest Stories