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Former Novi Priest Faces Child Pornography Charges

A 62-year-old priest was arrested Wednesday for downloading more than 400 images of child pornography on a personal computer.

A former Catholic priest in Novi has been arrested and charged with downloading child pornography.

According to the Detroit News, Timothy Murray, 62, was detained on charges of downloading pornographic pictures of naked children engaged in sexual poses on a personal computer.

The News reports that Murray was being investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security since May.

On Dec. 19, Homeland Security agents executed a search warrant of Murray's residence, the News said. The former priest voluntarily admitted to Novi police that he used special software to download 500 images of child porn from the Internet.

A detention hearing for Murray is scheduled for 1 p.m. Dec. 28 in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Michelson.

Click here to read the full story from the Detroit News.

Jeannie December 24, 2012 at 01:21 AM
This guy was investigated a while back for similar alleged charges when he was a priest @ St. Raphael's in Garden City years ago. When are they going to lock this guy up and quit letting him misrepresent Christianity??
rainemike December 24, 2012 at 01:52 AM
I think it's sad that the Catholic Church seems to want to 'hide' or maybe 'pretend' that their priests don't do such things. Beyond this statement, the WORST is our children are being exploited. It doesn't matter what your profession is, if you have a pedafile and you enjoy exploiting children, you should be in jail or prison.
Joe Blow81 January 01, 2013 at 06:39 AM
This is a SYSTEMIC, EPIDEMIC problem in the church for decades. Remember when you put money in the Sunday collection plate that you are SUPPORTING the criminal defense of these freaks, and helping to pay the civil settlements, jury awards and attorney fees. The Archdiocese is COMPLICIT in helping to evade and elude prosecution, going so far as to relocate offenders to other parishes, states or even out of the country to avoid detection and prosecution. Countless thousand of children have been effected over decades if not centuries. How do we stop it? DEMAND that it be addressed, disclosed, and prosecuted. STOP funding it with your donations. If you REALLY are a bible believing CHRISTIAN/CATHOLIC - HOW do you condone this ?? How?

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