Priest Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

San Antonio EXpress-News
May 3, 2006

A Catholic priest admitted Tuesday to having child pornography on his home computer.

Father Jerzy Sieczynski, 55, former associate pastor of St. Matthew Catholic Church, pleaded guilty to four counts of possession of child pornography before 226th District Judge Sid Harle.

Under a plea deal, Sieczynski faces up to 10 years in prison and will have to register as a sex offender for life. Sentencing is scheduled for June 12.

Sieczynski was on probation in an indecent exposure case when a cable repairman discovered pornographic images on the priest's computer Jan. 27, 2004, and reported them to police.

The Archdiocese of San Antonio said Sieczynski has been indefinitely suspended from ministry and faculties.


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