WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —A Catholic priest is facing criminal charges of possession of pornography and distributing it to a minor, according to a report.
Reverend Jose Palimattom, OFM, 48, a priest visiting from India, was arrested Monday by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies.
Palimattom was serving at Holy Name of Jesus Parish in West Palm Beach.
According to an arrest report, Palimattom had asked the victim for help in deleting some items off of his cellphone.
While attempting to remove the items, 40 thumbnails appeared which included child pornographic images and words including “little boys,” and “young boys 10-18 yoa,” the report by deputies said.
In returning home, the victim’s father was told of the incident and he immediately called PBSO.
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