February 16, 2005

Jury indicts priest in Web child porn

The Washington Times

By Matthew Cella

A Loudoun County, Va., grand jury yesterday indicted a Catholic priest on one felony count of possession of child pornography.
The arrest of the Rev. Robert C. Brooks, 72, of Leesburg, was the latest in a massive two-year Internet child pornography investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.
Soren Johnson, a spokesman for the Arlington Diocese, said Father Brooks was most recently pastor of St. John the Apostle in Leesburg. He said Father Brooks resigned his position in October, when authorities informed the diocese of their investigation.

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