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Priest convicted of abusing teen requests shock probation

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville priest convicted of sexually abusing a teenage boy wants a judge to release him from prison.

Rev. James Schook asked for shock probation Monday -- only six months into his 15-year sentence. The judge set a date to hear his request on Dec. 19 at 8:30 a.m.

In April, a jury convicted Schook of three counts of sodomy and one count of indecent and immoral behavior with an individual and recommended the 15-year sentence, which the judge upheld.

David Lambertus, Schook's attorney, wrote that he has the support of family members and friends who have offered to care for him and “make sure he abides by the rules of shock probation.”

Schook, who suffers from terminal cancer, was convicted of three counts of sodomy and one count of indecent and immoral behavior in April.

His attorney says Schook now realizes the importance of obeying and conforming to the community's rules.

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