Former Priest Sentenced in Child Pornography Case

By James Muñoz [Texas]
August 3, 2006

A 55-year-old former Catholic priest was sentenced today for having child pornography on his computer.

Jerzy Sieczynski who was suspended by the Catholic Archdiocese could spend the next few years in prison.

A judge sentenced Sieczynski to three years in prison. The former priest will have to serve at least a year before he is eligible for parole.

Sieczynski was arrested in 2004 after a service technician found hundreds of pornographic images of children on his personal computer. At that time, he was on probation for a 2003 charge of indecent exposure, that misdemeanor charge is still pending in court.

Sieczynski could have received a 10-year prison term, but prosecutors are satisfied with the three-year sentence.

Sieczynski was a priest for 25 years. He served as associate pastor of St. Matthew Catholic Church until 2003 when he was suspended following his arrest for indecent exposure.


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