October 27, 2005

Priest is jailed over child porn

BBC News

A County Down priest who worked as a hospital chaplain has been jailed for a year for downloading child pornography.

Father John McCallum, 45, the former parish priest of Kilcoo, near Castlewellan, admitted 25 charges.

Last year, police raided the parochial house in Kilcoo and found 320 indecent images and nine indecent movie files, many featuring eight to 12-year-olds.

Fr McCallum, of Ballymena Road, Antrim, stepped down from his ministerial duties in Kilcoo after his arrest.

Posted by kshaw at October 27, 2005 10:04 AM