Daily Mail (UK)
Catholic priest, 69, faces jail after police found 1,555 child pornography images in his bedroom at college where he worked
By AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATED PRESS and FREYA NOBLE
A Catholic priest who had over a thousand child pornography images in the bedroom at the college he worked at struggled to reconcile his sexuality with his Jesuit beliefs, an Adelaide court has heard.
In Father Stanislaus Hogan’s locked room at St Ignatius College in Adelaide, police discovered 1,555 images and police also located magazines and videos bought legally in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Sophie David, for Father Stanislaus Hogan, said the 69-year-old had done a lot of good in his life but had now lost his teaching career and his good reputation had been ‘indelibly stained’.
‘He has also made clear his intention to apply to be released from his vows on August 14,’ she said on Monday at Hogan’s sentencing hearing in the Adelaide District Court.
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