March 22, 2006

Priest who worked in Houston faces child porn charges

Houston Chronicle

From Staff And Wire Reports

CHICAGO - A Roman Catholic priest who once worked at the University of St. Thomas in Houston was charged by federal prosecutors Tuesday with possession of child pornography.

The Rev. Daniel Schulte, 53, was accused in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court with having an unspecified number of sexual images of children on the hard drive of his computer.

Prosecutors said there were no allegations that the Vincentian priest had engaged in sexual activity with children. They said he would be arraigned at an unspecified later time.

The Rev. Raymond Van Dorpe, assistant provincial of Schulte's Vincentian order, issued a statement saying that "child pornography in whatever form it takes is intrinsically evil."

Van Dorpe said in a telephone interview that the Internet service provider for Schulte's computer had contacted the order with the suspicion that child pornography had been accessed. That occurred in March 2005 while Schulte was a chaplain at St.

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