November 16, 2005

Madison pastor charged with possession of child porn


November 15, 2005 - The Dane County district attorney Tuesday charged a Mazomanie pastor with possessing child pornography.

Jerald Schara has been held in Dane County Jail since his arrest last Friday.
Schara is the minister at both Saint Paul's and Saint John's Lutheran churches near Mazomanie.

The sheriff's department is not saying whether the arrest is connected to a larger case.

Bishop George Carlson of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin-Evangelical Lutheran Church in Americas says he's saddened by the arrest.

He says Schara has been suspended while the legal process continues.

Posted by kshaw at November 16, 2005 08:50 AM