Priest jailed for child porn offences

Irish Times
October 28, 2005

A Catholic priest who administered to the victims of the Omagh bombing and ended up surfing internet child porn after turning to drink as a way of dealing with the stress of being a hospital chaplain was jailed for a year yesterday.

Fr John McCallum (45), the former parish priest of Kilcoo, Newry, Co Down, who admitted 25 sample charges covering 320 photographs and nine movie files was also put on the police sex offenders' register for 10 years by Downpatrick Crown Court.




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