Former St. Margaret Mary priest being returned to Louisville from Florida

August 25, 2015

[with video]

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- U.S. Marshals are bringing a priest back to Louisville after he was arrested in Florida.

Father Stephen Pohl resigned from St. Margaret Mary last week, and was arrested in Florida on Friday. He has pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges.

Authorities say they found evidence that Pohl looked at images of naked children between the ages of 6 and 16 on two work computers. He is also accused of taking pictures of students in provocative poses, but those children were fully clothed.

The investigation started after a 10-year-old boy told his parents... that Pohl asked him to pose for pictures that were "weird."

"You know I think it's a good lesson for all children, if they feel uncomfortable that something isn't right it probably isn't right, you know, go to the parents, parents go to the police -- they're the ones who are gonna take it serious and look into it," said Cal Pfeiffer, a member of SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests).

Pohl faces 10 years in prison if convicted.


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