Batavia Priest Pleads Guilty to Disorderly Conduct for Exposure

The Rev. Aaron Brodeski allegedly exposed himself in a gas station

A Roman Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for exposing himself in a gas station near Rockford and in a car in the store's parking lot.

The Rev. Aaron Brodeski was arrested last spring in the March 27 incident.

He was pastor of Holy Cross Catholic Church in suburban Batavia at the time, and he was placed on leave while the diocese investigated. According to Rockford NBC affiliate WREX-TV, Brodeski was a monsignor in the church and had served as a priest in the diocese since1998.

Brodeski was sentenced Friday to two years of court supervision, a $500 fine and 30 hours of community service.

A statement issued by the Diocese of Rockford says Brodeski is not assigned to any duties as priest, and "will work with diocesan officials to determine the next course for him."

The diocese says Brodeski was ordained in 1998.

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