Priest on Illinois sex offender list faces sexual assault charges in St. Louis County

Fred Lenczycki (Courtesy: St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A Catholic priest is facing new sexual assault charges, including two counts of sodomy, for allegedly assaulting a boy in the early 1990’s.

According to our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Fred Lenczycki reportedly abused a boy under the age of 14.

These incidents are said to have occurred on DuPaul Drive in Bridgeton.

Lenczycki who also served in both Florissant and Maryland Heights is already on the Illinois sex offender registry and is known in at least three states as sexually violent.

At present, Lenczycki lives near Chicago and is not in police custody.

A judge set his bail at $500,000.

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