Queens Priest Facing Child Pornography Charges, Police Say


July 30, 2020

A priest in Queens is facing child pornography charges, according to police.

Francis Hughes, 65, is accused of exchanging sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old boy from Westchester County.

Hughes allegedly received pornographic images from the teen. Police said there could be more victims.

The Diocese of Brooklyn said Hughes has been removed from his post.

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