Priest Charged with Possession of Child Porn, Extradited to Chicago

By Deanese Williams-Harris
Chicago Tribune
September 21, 2016

Octavio Munoz, 40, a priest who was removed from ministry in July, was charged Sept. 21, 2016, with possession of child pornography. (Chicago Police Department)

Charges have been filed against a Chicago priest who was removed from the ministry last year after child pornography was allegedly found on his computer.

Octavio Munoz, 40, of the 4000 block of South Sacramento Avenue, was arrested Sept. 20 in Maryland and charged with possession of child pornography, according to police.

He was extradited to Chicago for a bond hearing Wednesday afternoon.

Munoz was removed as pastor of St. Pancratius Church on the Southwest Side in July 2015 after the material was found on a computer in his possession, officials said.

In an earlier statement released by the Chicago Archdiocese, officials said Munoz was reported to civil authorities and Archbishop Blase Cupich had withdrawn Munoz's authority to minister.








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