Ex-priest with Li Ties Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charge

February 3, 2010

A retired Roman Catholic priest who was given early retirement amid allegations he molested a 12-year-old boy in East Meadow decades ago has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in Florida.

Kenneth Hasselbach, 69, formerly a priest at St. Raphael's in East Meadow and Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Patchogue, was sentenced to 24 months in prison by a federal judge in Fort Lauderdale.


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