Gonzaga Priest Accused of Possessing Child Pornography
By Alex Rozier
May 29, 2013
I've obtained the search warrant showing that the feds are investigating Gonzaga Jesuit Priest Rev. Gary Uhlenkott for connection to child porn. Rev. Uhlenkott has been a priest for more than 25 years, but the warrant shows child porn purchases over a three year span. Rev. Uhlenkott's purchases, according to the warrant, totaled more than $1600.
The Feds raided his apartment at Gonzaga and his office located in the building where he teaches music. According to the warrant Rev. Uhlenkott purchased "at least 29 separate orders of at least 62 items" containing child porn.
Gonzaga University officials said in a statement "we are deeply concerned to learn of the contents of the search warrant."
According to the GU statement Rev. Uhlenkott requested and was granted a leave of absence and remains on leave Wednesday. The statement says that Rev. Uhlenkott is no longer living at the apartment that was raided in the middle of April.