Ex-pastor pleads guilty to child porn charge

Matthew Glowicki, January 4, 2016, Courier Journal


A Louisville Roman Catholic priest was taken into custody Monday after pleading guilty to a single felony count of accessing child porn.


Stephen Pohl, 57, a former pastor at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, admitted to accessing the pornographic images of nude underage boys on computers at the church rectory and office between January and August 2015.


Under the terms of a plea agreement, Pohl would serve 33 months in federal prison then register as a sex offender and face a lifetime of supervision by the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services.

"I'm presently working with a psychologist," Pohl told U.S. District Judge David Hale in court. "It has assisted me in understanding what is happening here."

At the end of the hearing, Pohl gave . . .

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