Fr. Richard J. Poster

Ordained: 1992
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Pled guilty 2003 and sentenced in 2004 to one year in prison for possession of child pornography, after images of boys and adolescent males engaged in sex acts were found on his church computer. Matter sent to the Vatican. Arrested 9/20/06 on allegations that he violated his parole by being near children. Given two months in jail. Laicization announced 9/07. Name NOT on diocese’s 7/08 list of credibly accused priests. Added in 12/19 after the Associated Press asked why the name was missing from the list. Living in 2019 in Silver Spring, MD. On the MD sex offender registry since 2005.

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