I shared with my wife the horrific news of a priest friend of ours charged with possession of child porn. My daughter overheard it. That was not good.
I found the trail on dotCommonweal in one of the usual threads on the John Jay report. I was not prepared for what I found. Or for the young miss to walk off out of the house upset about a priest she liked, admired, and trusted.
I deeply regret that we didn’t ask the police earlier to conduct a full investigation.
Jim Roberts, a spokesman for the Clay County prosecutor’s office, said prosecutors did not know why the church didn’t immediately give the images to law enforcement. He said the investigation was continuing and involved multiple law enforcement agencies.