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Kentucky priest charged with child pornography arrested in Pinellas

Published Aug. 22, 2015

A Kentucky priest was arrested Friday night in Indian Rocks Beach on a charge of possession of child pornography.

According to WTSP 10News, Stephen Pohl is under investigation by the FBI after the Archdiocese of Louisville found child pornography on his computer. He is accused of taking inappropriate photos of children.

Pohl, 57, resigned from St. Margaret Mary parish in Kentucky on Thursday. Pinellas sheriff's deputies received a tip that he was in Indian Rocks Beach and arrested him Friday at 313 Hidden Harbour Drive, WTSP 10News reported.

Pohl was living in a rectory on the same grounds as the St. Margaret Mary campus, where more than 700 children attend school, according to WDRB-TV in Louisville.

He was booked into the Pinellas County jail, where he remained Saturday.

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