San Antonio Express News
November 25, 2015 Updated: November 25, 2015 7:25pm
By Elizabeth Zavala
Rocky Henri Lee Grimard, 59, arrested for indecent exposure on April 1, 2015. Photo: Courtesy
A Catholic priest who was arrested in April and charged with indecent exposure after police said he solicited sex has pleaded no contest.
Rocky Henri Lee Grimard, an Oblate of Mary Immaculate priest from Canada, was arrested April 1 after he approached undercover park police officers at Olmos Park, solicited oral sex from one of them and exposed himself to conduct a sex act, according to a report.
The officers said Grimard then touched the crotch of one of the officers, after which they identified themselves and took him into custody, the report stated. He was later released after posting $1,600 bail.
“Father Grimard does not have an assignment in the Archdiocese of San Antonio,” said Jordan McMorrough, director of communications for the archdiocese. “At the time of his arrest on April 1, he was serving at the Lebh Shomea House of Prayer in Sarita.”
McMorrough said Grimard previously had served on staff of the Oblate Renewal Center.
The plea agreement, reached Nov. 16 in Bexar County Court at Law No. 8, reduced the charge to disorderly conduct, a Class C Misdemeanor.
Grimard agreed to serve six months probation and was ordered to complete 12 hours of community service and pay $669 in fines and court costs, according to court records and his attorney, Mark Stevens, who refused to comment on Grimard’s current status with the church.