The alleged abuse happened in Colorado when he was assigned to U. of Detroit High School in 2001. The Jesuits turned him in:
Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ron Hanavan told the Associated Press that Kurtz’s order, the Society of Jesus Chicago-Detroit Province, notified the department in June about the alleged assault, and an arrest warrant was issued on Nov. 18. Police also say this case has no connection with any Colorado church.
Kurtz was booked in the Chicago jail today on $100,000 bond.
They had no choice, of course.
Quite a bit more from CBS Chicago, adding to the AP report:
The province said in a written statement Monday that in 2001, when a report of misconduct first surfaced, it reported the allegation to authorities in Michigan.
The province also has a policy under which it reports abuse allegations to authorities in the place where the conduct is said to have occurred. The province said it has been cooperating with Colorado authorities since April. It wasn’t immediately clear why the report was only made this year.
Kurtz was removed from public ministry soon after the initial allegation was received, the province said. The Jesuits said Kurtz’s activities have been restricted since then. It didn’t say where Kurtz was working at the time of his arrest.
The case has been turned over to prosecutors who will decide whether to charge Kurtz.