Priest living in Syracuse charged with child pornography

By Michael Benny
May 21, 2014

SYRACUSE -- Father Robert Ours, 65, who retired from the priesthood after most working at a parish outside Binghamton has been indicted and was arraigned on charges relating to possession of child pornography. Ours is charged with six counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child. In responding to the charge against Ours, the Syracuse Catholic Diocese was not specific about the allegations.

The diocese does say it contacted Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick, "once it learned of Father Ours' actions." Reports indicate Ours has been living at the Tommy Coyne Residence for Priests, at 714 Brighton Avenue, Syracuse.

The diocese says it remains committed and vigilant to its child and youth protection efforts.


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