Robert Holloway is the former principal of St. Anthony of Padua School. He resigned last year after betting on a volleyball game with three 14-year-old boys, saying he'd pay them $15 and kiss their bare feet 50 times each if he lost. He did. And then he carried through with the bet.
"Some wonder how hard he tried to win," said Jim Walther, the Lorain city prosecutor who went after Holloway. "I think in his mind, he won by losing."
Holloway, after all, has a raging foot fetish. He pleaded no contest to charges of sexual imposition and unauthorized use of public property last week and was found guilty. He's looking at a max of 15 months in jail, where some of his fellow inmates might enjoy his fetish.
Though pretty weird and probably a little unsanitary, kissing the feet of boys isn't necessarily a crime in Lorain. That is, unless you can prove it was done for sexual gratification. That's where the computers came in.
Turns out a couple of the computers Holloway had at his disposal were provided by the city. It's a crime to use government resources for private use, Walther said. Holloway download 400 pictures from a foot fetish site.
"They showed men kissing other men's feet," Walther said. "Often times one of the men would be dressed up like a construction worker. One was dressed up like a cop. It was like the Village People. The funniest was the Canadian mountie." — T.K. Kim