May 26, 2005

Priest enters guilty plea on child porn charges


May 25, 2005, 10:33 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A Roman Catholic priest pleaded guilty Wednesday to possessing child pornography on his computer.

The Rev. Michael Volino, 41, admitted in U.S. District Court to one count of possessing more than three explicit images.

Volino was arrested in March after a Diocese of Rochester technician found the pornographic material while repairing his computer. Federal prosecutors said more than 600 images were found.

Volino will be in home confinement until his Sept. 8 sentencing. He faces probation to 10 years in prison.

He served at St. John the Evangelist Church in the Rochester suburb of Greece beginning in 2002.

Posted by kshaw at May 26, 2005 07:41 AM