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Pennsylvania priest gets jail time for child porn possession

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 14, 2017 5:17 PM
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(Allentown) -- A Roman Catholic priest caught with child pornography by someone helping with his computer is going to jail.

The Morning Call of Allentown reported 67-year-old Monsignor John S. Mraz apologized and was sentenced Thursday to six to 23 months.

He'll have to register as a sex offender for 15 years.

He pleaded guilty in June to possessing child pornography and related offenses.

Court records say authorities began investigating Mraz last year, after a member of his church discovered a file link named "naked little boys."

Mraz is formerly with St. Ann Catholic Church in Emmaus, and was once chaplain at Lehigh University in Bethlehem. He's also a former teacher at Central Catholic High School in Allentown.

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