Vic priest charged over child pornography


AUGUST 3, 2017

Christopher Talbot
Australian Associated Press

An Anglican priest has been charged with child pornography offences following police searches at a Melbourne church and home.

The 52-year-old was arrested on Thursday when officers visited a church at suburban Sunshine and a nearby residence, following a 12-month police investigation.

A spokesman for the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne confirmed the man was a priest and said he has been “stood down by the archbishop with immediate effect.”

The church will cooperate fully with the investigation, the spokesman added.

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