Franklin County pastor pleads no contest to child-porn possession charges

CARLISLE – On the day he was set to go to trial, a Franklin County pastor entered no-contest pleas to charges filed against him after agents with the state attorney general’s office say they found images depicting child pornography on his computer.

Keith R. Bell, 55, a pastor with the Church of God in Upper Strasburg, pleaded no contest Monday in Cumberland County Court to two counts of possession of child pornography.

Agents with the attorney general’s office executed a search warrant on his Shippensburg home on Rustic Drive in 2013 and seized four laptop computers, a desktop computer, and other electronic media. According to the attorney general’s office, his computers contained images of pre-pubescent children engaged in sexually graphic acts and poses.

The attorney general’s office filed charges against him in June 2013.

Bell is set for sentencing May 5.

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