Catholic school principal quits after report of feet-kissing bet

LORAIN, Ohio - The principal of a Roman Catholic school in northeast Ohio has resigned after admitting to police that he kissed the feet of three teenage students to make good on a bet.

Robert Holloway, 49, of Parma, quit his job as principal of St. Anthony of Padua school in Lorain last month, said the Rev. Joe West, pastor of St. Anthony parish. Holloway already had been suspended when he chose to quit.

Holloway told police that he kissed the feet of three 14-year-old boys after promising to do so 50 times if educators lost a recent teacher-student volleyball game.

West wrote St. Anthony parents last week to say that he accepted Holloway's resignation.

According to a Lorain police report, Holloway paid each student $15 as promised besides kissing their feet -- one boys' in the school library and the other two in the gym, the report stated.

The boys said they did not believe the prank was done in a sexual way and Lorain police said no criminal charges would be filed.

There was no home telephone listing under Holloway's name.

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