Former Kentucky priest who viewed child porn going to prison


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Catholic priest accused of snapping hundreds of inappropriate pictures of students at his parish school is heading to federal prison for nearly three years.

Stephen Pohl wasn’t charged with any crime for taking the photos, since the children in his pictures were clothed. But he was found guilty of a charge of looking at child pornography on his computer. The 57-year-old former pastor of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Louisville to 33 months.

Police seized his computer during an investigation that started after a student told his parents he felt “weird” about some photos that Pohl had taken.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says it is in the process of identifying the students in Pohl’s photos, and their parents will be contacted.