Psychological evaluation for Indiana pastor found naked in church

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Friday, August 21, 2015

HAMMOND, IN -- A northwest Indiana pastor will undergo a psychological evaluation after police found him wandering naked at a school building on Sunday, according to a statement from the Diocese of Gary.

Father William O'Toole, who was the pastor at St. Casimir and All Saints churches, both in Hammond, Ind., stepped down from his role at the two Catholic churches and will be on a leave of absence during the evaluation.

"Bishop Donald J. Hying was made aware of the event and begin taking the appropriate actions in accordance with our Safe Environment and diocesan policies," the statement said.

On Sunday, a neighbor near St. Casimir called police because they had seen a man wandering naked in the school building. Police arrived on the scene and found a school secretary in the office who did not know the pastor was in the building.

The police then found Father O'Toole, who was alone.

No children were present, the diocese said.

Police told diocese officials that no charges were filed.