Child Pornography Found at Waterford Church

June 30, 2012

WATERFORD, CT (WFSB) - State police are investigating the discovery of possible child pornography at a Roman Catholic church in Waterford. Connecticut State Police will only say this is a "criminal investigation."

Sources say a computer was seized Thursday from the Rectory of St. Paul in Chains Church.

Today, communication from the Diocese of Norwich to Eyewitness News says parishioners will get a letter during masses this weekend. No one has been arrested.

In the letter, the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich said, "I have received and accepted the resignation of your pastor, Father Dennis Carey. His resignation is effective immediately."

"Yesterday, Father Carey and I both became aware of a state police investigation into possible criminal behavior by Father Carey," the bishop said. "Father Carey and I have both agreed that while this investigation is ongoing, it would be better for Father to step aside as pastor. This way, he will be able to focus his energies on addressing any issues associated with the investigation."


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