Churchill Priest to Plead Guilty Wednesday to Child Porn Charges
By Torsten Ove
May 22, 2012
A Churchill priest indicted on child pornography charges is scheduled to plead guilty tomorrow in U.S. District Court.
Rev. Bartley Sorensen of St. John Fisher Catholic Church was initially charged in state court with possession of thousands of images on his computer of young boys posing naked or engaging in sex acts.
Authorities chose to pursue the case in federal court, where penalties are heavier.
Rev. Sorensen has indicated he will plead guilty at 2 p.m. before Senior U.S. District Judge Alan Bloch.
He has been free on bond since January.
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