February 15, 2005

Priest indicted on child porn charges


LEESBURG, Va. A Virginia Catholic priest is under indictment on child pornography charges.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says that federal officials began investigating Father Robert Brooks back in 2003 when he allegedly registered at a child porn site on the Internet.

Authorities say they are no allegations the priest had any inappropriate contact with children.

Back in October, the 72-year-old priest resigned as pastor at Saint John the Apostle in Leesburg after the Diocese of Arlington was notified of plans to bring charges against him. Brooks was also removed from the ministry.

Posted by kshaw at February 15, 2005 03:11 PM