Saturday, April 2, 2016

UPDATED::Priest's Edina home is searched after neighbors report child s crying -

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UPDATE::  Fridley priest’s Edina apartment searched for child pornography 
The Edina home of a priest who serves a Catholic church in Fridley was searched this week by police investigating possible possession of child pornography.

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis informed members of the Church of St. William in Fridley Friday night, shortly after the Star Tribune contacted them about the investigation.

Because the priest has not been arrested or charged, the Star Tribune is not naming him.

Neighbors at his Edina apartment complex called police four times in the past few years about what they said were the sounds of a child crying and “in distress” coming from his apartment. The most recent report was on Feb. 8.

Police investigated each time, but did not find a child in the priest’s apartment. But in an interview with Edina police this week, the priest admitted he had pornography on his computer, according to the search warrant request. The search sought evidence of possession or distribution of child pornography.

Friday evening, the archdiocese issued a news release saying the priest has taken a “voluntary leave of absence” pending the outcome of the case. While on leave, he is not permitted to exercise any priestly duties.

Priest's Edina home is searched after neighbors report child's crying -

See also:  Fridley priest on leave amid Edina police investigation

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