Expelled Techny Novice Pleads Guilty to Pornography Charge

By Irv Leavitt
Northbrook Star (IL)
December 23, 2004

A Society of the Divine Word seminarian accused of downloading child pornography from the Internet and sending it to other users last March pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography Tuesday.

In a plea agreement, prosecutors dropped another 18 counts of possessing or disseminating child pornography against 31-year-old Kevin Phan. Phan was studying to become a member of the Roman Catholic missionary order when he was arrested.

Phan, a native of Vietnam whose family lives in the Cincinnati area, came to Techny as a student in August, 2003.

He was expelled from the order after the charges were brought, the Rev. Thomas Krosnicki, Superior of the Chicago Province of the ... [Balance of article currently unavailable]


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