Priests accused of sexual misconduct moving away from suburban school

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet says two retired priests accused of sexual misconduct will be out of a suburban Chicago retirement facility by midweek.

Diocese spokesman Edward Flavin said Monday the Rev. Richard Jacklin moved out of St. John Vianney Villa in Naperville over the weekend. The James Nowak will leave Wednesday.

The retirement facility is adjacent to Kennedy Junior High School in Lisle. Neighbors, school officials and parents raised concerns about the home's residents.

The Rev. Richard Jacklin was arrested in 2017 on allegations he assaulted a resident of the Shapiro Developmental Center in Kankakee. The 66-year-old Jacklin is charged with criminal sexual assault by force and sexual misconduct on a person with a disability. His next court date is Oct. 4.

The 81-year-old Nowak was listed in an October 2016 diocesan memo as a priest with a credible allegation of sexual abuse of minors.