Wednesday, November 07, 2007

It was a Halloween costume I swear...

Or not
LOUISVILLE -- A Bardstown Catholic high school principal was cited for loitering for the purpose of prostitution while he was dressed as a woman.

Louisville police allegedly spotted Paul A. Schum, 50, of Louisville, dressed like a woman in an alley. Officer Phil Russell, a police spokesman, said officers routinely patrol the area because a high level of drug trafficking and prostitution is known to take place there.

Schum, principal at Bethlehem High School, was cited Tuesday, according to police records.

Schum denies the allegation, according to a statement from the Archdiocese of Louisville, which oversees the school. The statement said he requested personal leave from his post pending the outcome of the investigation. He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 27.

Police records indicate Schum was wearing an all-black leather outfit with fishnet stockings and a pair of fake women's breasts.

Schum teaches chemistry at Bethlehem and worked for 26 years at St. Xavier High School in Louisville.

Under Kentucky law, loitering for the purpose of prostitution is a violation for the first offense, and a class B misdemeanor for subsequent offenses.

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