N.Y. Priest Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Porn

November 30, 2006

New York (Reuters) - A Roman Catholic priest from New York's borough of Queens pleaded guilty on Thursday to possessing more than 600 images of child pornography, the U.S. attorney's office said.

Rev. Thomas Saloy, 45, of Queen Elizabeth of the Most Holy Rosary Church, was arrested this month after he requested a child pornography image from an undercover police detective while online.

Saloy faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a life term of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. He was ordered to remain at a secure psychiatric ward in Rockville Center, New York.

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