Former Wa Priest to Appear in Court on Child Pornography Charge

By Gian De Poloni
ABC News
December 22, 2016

PHOTO: Former Catholic priest Adrian Vanklooster will appear in Perth court next month. (Facebook: Adrian Vanklooster)

A former Western Australian priest will appear in court next month charged with child pornography offences.

Adrian Richard Vanklooster, 74, was arrested in November after police carried out a search warrant on a house in Maddington.

Police charged Vanklooster with one count of possessing child exploitation material after officers allegedly found a CD containing the material in the home.

Vanklooster is a former member of the Catholic Diocese of Bunbury and served as a priest at the Leschenault Catholic Parish in Australind.

Meanwhile, the same church was targeted in a shooting incident earlier this week.

Officers say a single shot was fired through the building's front door frame on Monday night.

Police are investigating the motive for the shooting but will not say if it is linked to Mr Vanklooster's recent arrest.

He is on bail and set to appear in the Armadale Magistrates Court on January 13, 2017.








Any original material on these pages is copyright © 2004. Reproduce freely with attribution.