Priest Gets 87 Months in Prison for Child Porn

ABC 7 [Chicago IL]
October 31, 2006

October 31, 2006 - A Vincentian priest was sentenced Tuesday to 87 months in prison and ordered to pay a $1,500 fine for possessing images of child pornography.

U.S. District Judge Blanche Manning imposed the high end of the advisory penalty guideline range of 70 to 87 months on Daniel Schulte, 54, of St. Louis, Mo., according to Assistant U.S. Atty. Scott Drury. In addition to the prison term, Schulte was ordered to serve three years supervised release and pay a $1,500 fine.

Schulte pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of possessing a computer hard drive that contained images of child porn produced using materials that had been mailed and transported in interstate and foreign commerce.

He admitted in his plea agreement that on Feb. 28, 2005, he possessed and maintained a Maxtor hard drive, manufactured in Singapore, that contained still and video images of child pornography.

Schulte, a priest affiliated with the Midwest Province of the Vincentian Priests, resided at 2212 N. Racine Ave. in Chicago at the time he possessed the child porn.

The hard drive contained about 10 still images featuring preteen boys, as well as five videos containing child pornography, according to the plea. Among the videos were a 17-second clip showing a prepubescent male performing oral sex on an adult male, and a 34-minute clip of a prepubescent female, at times in bondage, performing and receiving oral sex with an adult male and engaging in intercourse.


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