For­mer U.S. priest who viewed child porn go­ing to prison

Cape Breton Post - - WORLD -

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A for­mer Catholic priest found guilty of a charge of look­ing at child pornog­ra­phy on his com­puter is head­ing to prison for close to three years. Stephen Pohl, 57, was sen­tenced Tues­day in fed­eral court to 33 months. Police seized his com­puter dur­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion that started af­ter a 10-year-old stu­dent told his par­ents he felt ``weird'' about some photos that Pohl had taken. Pohl had told the child ``to place his hands on his knees and move his legs apart'' for the photos, ac­cord­ing to a police af­fi­davit. The par­ents of the boy later saw Pohl out shop­ping in Louisville, con­fronted him and asked to see the pic­tures on his cell­phone. Pohl handed it over, and the par­ents found sev­eral photos of other young boys, the af­fi­davit said. Pohl wasn't charged with any crime for tak­ing the photos, since the chil­dren in his pic­tures were clothed.

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