• Priest stays locked up in child porn case

    • Oct 17, 2014

    DETROIT – A judge has refused to release a priest who is accused of secretly recording hockey players in the locker room at a Detroit school in the late 1990s. The Rev. Richard Kurtz is charged with child pornography crimes. He was recently arrested at a Missouri retreat for wayward

  • Woman gets probation in charity theft case

    • Oct 15, 2014

    DETROIT – A woman who authorities say conspired with a Detroit-area Catholic priest to steal money from a charity has been sentenced to five years of probation and a $5,000 fine. The Detroit News reports 34-year-old Dorreca Brewer of Jackson was sentenced Tuesday in Wayne County court. She pleaded no

  • Priest convicted of charity theft

    • Oct 8, 2014

    DETROIT – A jury has found a Detroit-area Catholic priest guilty of stealing money from a charity for the poor after he denied the charges and said he wrongly signed a confession to police. The Rev. Timothy Kane was convicted Tuesday in Wayne County court of crimes including embezzlement between

  • Prosecutor: No charge against priest accused of inappropriately touching students

    • Oct 7, 2014

    GRAND BLANC, Mich. – The Genesee County prosecutor says there’s no basis for criminal charges against a priest who was accused of inappropriately touching two students at a Catholic school in Grand Blanc. David Leyton says his investigators “not find probable cause necessary to charge a crime.” The investigation followed

  • Investigator: Priest admitted embezzling from charitable fund

    • Oct 3, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) – A Detroit-area Catholic priest on trial in the theft of money from a fund set up to help poor people admitted to embezzlement, saying he did it for a prison inmate he had befriended, according a statement he made to authorities following his arrest. Detective Cory Williams,

  • No bail for priest charged with child porn crimes

    • Oct 1, 2014

    DETROIT — A Catholic priest accused of child pornography crimes will remain in custody, at least until he’s transported to Detroit from Missouri. The Rev. Richard Kurtz is accused of secretly recording hockey players in the locker room at University of Detroit Jesuit High School during the 1998-99 season. He was

  • Priest who taught at a Catholic school charged with child porn crimes

    • Sep 30, 2014

    A priest who taught chemistry years ago at a Detroit Catholic school has been charged with child pornography crimes. The FBI says the Rev. Richard Kurtz secretly recorded hockey players in the locker room at University of Detroit Jesuit High School during the 1998-99 season. The 69-year-old Kurtz was arrested

  • Priest scheduled for trial next week in theft

    • Sep 23, 2014

    A Catholic priest is scheduled for trial next week in the theft of money from a fund set up to help poor people in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says the Rev. Timothy Kane’s trial is scheduled Monday in Circuit Court. The 58-year-old and an