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Article posted: 5/14/2013 4:47 PM

Monk pleads not guilty to child abduction charges, remains jailed

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Thomas J. Chmura, 57, faces four counts of child abduction.

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A Benedictine monk accused of attempting to lure four teens into his car on two occasions in Antioch pleaded not guilty Tuesday to child abduction charges that could put him in prison for up to three years. Thomas J. Chmura, 57, with a listed address at St. Benedict's Abbey in Benet Lake, Wis., entered his not guilty plea as his attorneys unsucessfully petitoned a Lake County judge to lower his bond to $50,000 and allow him to reside at his adopted father's home in Lansing, Ill.
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