Ky. Catholic priest resigns after student images found on computer

August 21, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Louisville Catholic priest has resigned from his church and police say there were hundreds of images of schoolchildren from the parish on his computer.

The Archdiocese of Louisville says Stephen A. Pohl has resigned as pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish. The eastern Louisville church has a private school on its campus.

Archdiocese officials said in a release Friday that they were told police found 200 images of students from the school on Pohl's computer. The students were all clothed but some of the images were "inappropriate." Police say they also found child pornography on the computer. He was placed on administrative leave last week.

No charges have been filed against Pohl.

The archdiocese says it is cooperating with the police investigation.


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