It took four attempts to hand-deliver the eviction notice, but the Rev. Thomas Faucher received official word he must move out of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise house that he leases by mid-April.
According Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, they gave him 60 days notice that he must vacate.
The move to evict the priest came on the heels of his Feb. 2 arrest on child porn and drug possession charges.
The Idaho Statesman reports, Faucher’s neighbors have expressed outrage and fear about him continuing to live in a house on West Holly Hill Drive, near Cynthia Mann Elementary School.
Last week, someone came forward to accuse Faucher of committing child sexual abuse about 40 years ago. It appears to be the first public accusation made against Faucher.
Faucher’s preliminary hearing on the charges that led to his arrest was scheduled for Feb. 15, but it was continued to 8:30 a.m. March 13 before Judge Russell Comstock at the Ada County Courthouse.