CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado authorities say a Jesuit priest in Chicago accused of sexually assaulting a minor 10 years ago has been arrested.
The Douglas County sheriff's office said that Rev. Richard James Kurtz was arrested Monday in Chicago. It wasn't immediately clear whether he had a lawyer.
The assault allegedly happened in Douglas County, south of Denver, in 2001 while Kurtz was working as a chemistry teacher at the University of Detroit High School in Detroit.
Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ron Hanavan said that Kurtz's order notified the department in June about the alleged assault. He said Kurtz and the alleged male victim knew each another but he couldn't say where the victim was from or what they were doing in Colorado because the case is sealed. He said there's no connection with any Colorado church.
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