April 27, 2005

Priest, 52, indicted in child porn case


Tom Bower
Express-News Staff Writer

A 52-year-old Catholic priest on probation for indecent exposure was indicted Tuesday on four counts of possession of child pornography.

Pornographic images were discovered by a cable service technician at the priest's Leon Valley home, according to a 2004 affidavit.

Father Jerzy Sieczynski, former associate pastor of St. Matthew Catholic Church, is accused of having photo images of boys engaged in sexual conduct on his laptop computer, First Assistant District Attorney Michael Bernard said Tuesday.

"There were hundreds of (images), but we only charged him with possession of four of them," Bernard said.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Sieczynski remained in Bexar County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.

Posted by kshaw at April 27, 2005 07:28 AM