October 28, 2005

Was child porn priest investigated by Church?

Belfast Telegraph

By Lisa Smyth

28 October 2005
A sex abuse support group has demanded to know if the Catholic Church carried out an investigation into a priest who admitted owning a video showing the rape of an eight-year-old girl.

Colm O'Gorman of One In Four said his organisation wanted to know if Fr John McCallum had carried out a sexual assault.

McCallum (45), of Ballymena Road, Antrim, was jailed for 12 months yesterday after pleading guilty to 25 sample counts of the making and possession of indecent images.

He was also ordered to remain on the sex offenders register for 10 years.

Details of McCallum's chilling collection of child pornography, which included a movie file of an eight-year-old girl being raped, were read out at Downpatrick Crown Court sitting at Newtownards.

Posted by kshaw at October 28, 2005 07:05 AM