Berrien County Pastor Arrested on Multiple Child Pornography Charges

WWMT [Mighigan]
February 12, 2007

St. Joseph (Newschannel 3) A West Michigan pastor is free on bond after police say they caught him trading child pornography.

Homeland Security and Customs officers arrested Randy Doyle last Thursday. Agents say Doyle admitted using a church computer to save and swap photos of young girls having sex with adults.

Doyle is the Pastor of St. Peters United Church of Christ in St. Joseph.

At first investigators weren't sure who they were dealing with. According to court records, Homeland Security agents were monitoring the Internet activity of a Seattle man when they noticed Doyle, who agents say used the screen name tradewithme2006, exchanging porn with their suspect.

When they traced the Internet address and email account, prosecutors say it let them to St. Peter's Church.

Agents seized a laptop computer where they say Doyle stored at least 11 pictures of underage girls having sex with adults. They say Doyle admitted to everything.

Doyle's name still is on the sign at the church, but we're told he has be suspended with pay. The church board is scheduled to meet Tuesday to talk more about the case and the charges against their pastor.


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