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Judge denies shock probation for priest sentenced to 15 years for molesting teen

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The Rev. James Schook at a court appearance in April. The Rev. James Schook at a court appearance in April.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville priest convicted of sexually abusing a teenage boy will not be granted shock probation.

Rev. James Schook asked for shock probation in November -- only six months into his 15-year sentence. A hearing had been set for Dec. 19 to hear Schook's request, but Judge Mitch Perry denied the request one day before the hearing.

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.

In requesting shock probation, David Lambertus, Schook's attorney, told Judge Perry that Schook 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.

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