March 22, 2006

Feds charge priest with downloading child porn

Chicago Sun-Times

March 22, 2006

BY NATASHA KORECKI Federal Courts Reporter

A priest who recently served as hospital chaplain at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates downloaded child pornography onto his personal computer, federal authorities said Tuesday.

Daniel Schulte, 53, formerly of Chicago, was charged with one count of possession of child pornography after the feds allegedly found an "unspecified" number of pornographic images of children on his computer. He's not accused of misconduct against children.

Schulte is a Catholic priest of the Vincentian order who was removed from his hospital chaplain position last year. His personal computer was flagged after an Internet provider noticed inappropriate material may have been downloaded, authorities said. Schulte at the time was living in a Vincentian residence in Lincoln Park.

Posted by kshaw at March 22, 2006 07:17 AM