Former Plover Priest Charged with Child Porn Possession

July 16, 2010

A former Plover priest is being charged with possessing child pornography.

Father Pat Umberger, 59, is facing up to 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines for the felony. According to a WI DOJ report, Umberger was arrested and taken to the La Crosse County Jail, Wednesday.

Umberger presided over Saint Bronsilava Parish of Plover in the 1990's. There, he began web ministry and also worked on the Pacelli High School web site, according to Father Umberger's own site.

An attorney for the Diocese of La Crosse says Umberger will no longer be assigned any duties.


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