May 16, 2005

Attorney: Priest may plead guilty on porn charges

ROCHESTER (NY)
Democrat & Chronicle

Gary Craig
Staff writer

(May 16, 2005) A Catholic priest accused of transporting and possessing child pornography may plead guilty on Wednesday, his attorney said today.

The Rev. Michael Volino is accused possessing hundreds of images of child pornography on a computer.

After a hearing today, his lawyer, John Parrinello, said Volino may plead guilty in federal court Wednesday. He said there are unresolved issues that must be negotiated with prosecutors by then.

The child pornography was discovered by a technology specialist at the Diocese of Rochester who was repairing Volino's computer, according to the FBI. Officials at the diocese then contacted authorities. Volino had been a priest at St. John the Evangelist Church of Greece, 2400 W. Ridge Road, since 2002.

Posted by kshaw at May 16, 2005 04:33 PM