Metro East priest accused of possessing child porn
January 08, 2018
|Holy Childhood Church and School. |
MASCOUTAH, Ill. (KMOV.com) -
A Catholic priest from a church in Mascoutah, Illinois is accused of possessing child pornography.
Belleville police say they got a tip leading them to Rev. Gerald Hechenberger, who is the associate pastor at Holy Childhood Church and School.
Investigators say he was distributing images of children under 13-years-old.
He has been arrested but has yet to be charged. Police say the investigation is ongoing.