Sydney priest charged over child pornography

A SYDNEY Catholic priest has been charged with child pornography offences.

Detectives executed a search warrant about 10.45am on Monday at a presbytery in Sydney before arresting a 56-year-old man at the premises.

A number of items were seized, including a computer and electronic storage devices, for forensic examination.

The man was taken to The Rocks Police Station and charged with four counts of use a carriage service for child pornography.

He was given strict conditional bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court.

The man was arrested and charged as part of Strike Force Trawler, an ongoing Child Exploitation Internet Unit investigation into the sexual abuse and exploitation of children facilitated through the internet and related telecommunications devices.

Topics:  child pornography court crime

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