Ex-pastor facing child pornography charge pleads not guilty

A former Catholic priest charged with viewing child pornography at his Louisville church has pleaded not guilty in federal court.

FederalINVESTIGATORS say 57-year-old Stephen Pohl usedCOMPUTERS at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, where he worked.

The Courier-Journal reports Pohl pleaded not guilty to one count of accessing child porn Tuesday in US District Court in Louisville.

Shortly after resigning, Pohl was arrested in Florida in August and charged. A criminal complaint says searches of the church office and rectory revealed Pohl viewed multiple pornographic online images of nude boys ranging in age from infancy to mid-teens.

Pohl was allowed to live under house arrest with his mother after a hearing in September.

Magistrate Judge Colin Lindsay set a trial date for Jan. 12.

Source: http://www.cruxnow.com/life/2015/11/24/ex-pastor-facing-child-pornography-charge-pleads-not-guilty/