Thursday, April 4, 2019

UPDATED::Ex-Lourdes priest to be formally charged with receipt of child porn

UPDATE:: Retired Montana priest intends to plead guilty to receipt of child porn charge
Lothar Konrad Krauth of Great Falls intends to plead guilty to a receipt of child pornography charge.

Court documents filed on March 22 indicate Krauth, a retired Catholic priest, plans to change his plea to guilty at a hearing next week.

Court documents state Homeland Security agents received a cyber report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on Oct. 10, 2018.

The report showed a user with an IP address in Great Falls had uploaded an image of a nude prepubescent male child.

A summons to the internet service provider identified the IP address as assigned to Krauth, according to court documents.
Lothar Konrad Krauth, a former priest at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Great Falls, will be formally charged with receipt of child pornography Tuesday in federal court.

Krauth, 80, appeared on a criminal complaint before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston on Nov. 9 and was released from custody pending an indictment after a hearing Nov. 14.

The complaint alleged that Krauth's computer contained approximately 400 images of child pornography, including children engaging in sexual acts with both adults and other children.

Some of the children depicted were as young as 2 or 3 years old, according to the complaint.

Ex-Lourdes priest to be formally charged with receipt of child porn

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