Polish Priest on Child Pornography Charges in Boston
August 3, 2012
Priest Andrzej Urbaniak, who serves the Polish community in Boston, Massachusetts, has been charged with downloading and distributing pornographic images of children.
The priest, who moved from Poland to the US 14 years ago, was allegedly in the process of downloading the images of children aged between 8 and 10 years old from file-sharing web sites when police entered the rectory in South Boston, reports the Boston Globe.
Urbaniak, who belongs to an order of Franciscans based in Poland, has been a popular priest working at the Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in South Boston for four years and who served the congregation of Polish ex-pats in the city.
Local members of the parish were shocked to hear the news of the priest's arrest.
“I wish this wasn't true: we all trusted him so much,” Agnieszka, a member of the congregation who only gave her first name, told the local newspaper.
The priest has been released on a 10,000 dollar bail. (pg)