Fr. Matthew Bagert

Ordained: 1997
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Arrested 2005 on charges of possessing child porn on his computer. Trial set for 6/06. Charges dismissed just prior to trial after judge said evidence of the porn was obtained illegally by a deacon and another priest. Case referred to Feds for prosecution. Left priesthood and married. In 11/08 Bagert pled not guilty to federal indictment of child porn. In 4/09 he changed plea to guilty. Sentenced 12/1/09 to 4 years 3 months in prison. On diocese’s list 1/31/19. Noted to be laicized.

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