November 16, 2005

Pastor Allegedly Downloaded Porn Pics of Young Girls

NBC 15

Updated: 7:07 AM Nov 16, 2005
Zac Schultz

Madison: A rural Mazomanie pastor has been officially charged with possession of child pornography.

Rev. Jerald Schara was unshaven as he made his initial appearance in Dane County Court. He's been in jail since his arrest last Friday–and he's now been charged with possession of child pornography.

According to the criminal complaint Schara confessed to detectives that he has been downloading images of pre–pubescent girls engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

The complaint says during one binge of downloading kiddie porn near Halloween Schara downloaded a Trojan Horse Virus that locked up his computer. When he took it to a computer shop to get fixed the technician found the child porn and called the Sheriff's Department.

Schara is already out on bond. "Mr. Schara you'll be released from jail on a signature bond. There are conditions of your release. You're not to have any unsupervised contact with any female juveniles," says Court Commissioner Todd Meuer.

Posted by kshaw at November 16, 2005 08:43 AM