Former priest being returned to Kentucky in child porn case

Houston Chronicle
August 24, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Louisville priest has appeared in Florida on child pornography charges and will be returned to Kentucky.

The U.S. attorney's office in Louisville says 57-year-old Stephen Pohl was charged in a complaint unsealed Monday with knowingly accessing with intent to view images of child pornography on two computers at St. Margaret Mary Parish. The church has a school on its eastern Louisville campus.

Pohl was arrested Friday night in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, and is in the custody of the U.S. Marshal's Service. He will be transported to Louisville for a detention hearing.

Archdiocese of Louisville officials said Friday that FBI investigators found 200 images of students from the school on Pohl's computer. The students were clothed but some of the images were "inappropriate."

Pohl resigned on Thursday.


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