March 23, 2006

Former chaplain charged with child porn

Hoffman Estates Review


A former chaplain at St. Alexius Medical Center was found with child pornography on his home computer shortly before he was transferred from his job at the Hoffman Estates hospital last year, according to details in a federal complaint filed Tuesday.

The Rev. Daniel Schulte, 53, formerly of Chicago, was charged with one count of possession of child pornography.

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and FBI Special Agent Robert Grant, who jointly filed the charges Tuesday, said in a statement that Schulte "possessed an unspecified number of images of child pornography on his computer on Feb. 28, 2005."

The statement adds, "There are no allegations that he engaged in any sexual misconduct with any children."

U.S. Attorney's spokesman Randall Samborn declined to provide any further details beyond the statement.

Posted by kshaw at March 23, 2006 08:01 AM