FBI Report: Priest Took "Weird" Photos Of Schoolboys

Lex 18
August 24, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) FBI officials say that the Louisville priest arrested for child porn charges took some very strange photos of students at his parish school.

Father Stephen Pohl was arrested Friday night in Florida, just hours after he resigned from his position at St. Margaret Mary, and days after he was placed on leave pending the investigation, WAVE 3 News reports.

It was in the nine page police report that two of the students at the school detailed an interaction with Father Pohl.

One of the boys said he was part of a group photo taken outside the church. The report goes on to state that as the students were walking back inside, Pohl asked the boy if he could take photos of him individually, which the boy allowed. The boy told investigators that he told Pohl "this is weird."

The boy reported the incident to his mother, who called Pohl requesting to see the photos.

Pohl sent the group photo and one of the individual photos, but not all of them, the documents claim. The mother emailed twice more and even called Pohl, requesting to see all of the photos. The boy's parents ran into Pohl the next day out shopping and asked to see his cell phone.

The report says that Pohl was "shaking like a leaf."

The parents told police that they found images that were highly suggestive, but there was no nudity. When two of Pohl's computers were seized, naked pictures of children were found.

Pohl began working at St. Margaret Mary in 2008. The parish school serves more than 700 children.



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