TOLEDO -- The Catholic Diocese of Toledo last week released disturbing news about a priest in Maumee who resigned under suspicious circumstances. Since then, News 11 has learned Fr. Francis Murd has a past, reports News 11's Shelley Brown.
Murd stepped down as pastor of Maumee St. Joseph Parish after Bishop Blair said Murd was under investigation by Sylvania police for improper sexual contact. News 11 has learned Murd had been arrested for public indecency.
He'd also been arrested 10 years ago on the same charge, according to reports in the Fremont News Messenger. Charges against him were eventually dismissed after he completed a diversion program.
The diocesan spokesperson wasn't available for comment on Thursday night, but one sex abuse survivor was.