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Boston Priest Faces Child Pornography Charges

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BOSTON (AP) _ The pastor of a Roman Catholic church in South Boston has been arrested on child pornography charges.

The Rev. Andrzej Urbaniak (AHND’-jay uhr-BAHN’-nee-ahk) is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on possession and dissemination charges.

Police say the 39-year-old pastor of Our Lady of Czestochowa (chess-tuh-KOH’-uh) parish was arrested Tuesday following a two-month investigation and the execution of a search warrant that resulted in the discovery of images of preteen girls on a computer in the rectory.

The Boston Archdiocese said in a statement that Urbaniak has been placed on administrative leave and barred from functioning as a priest The archdiocese has also informed the head of his order in Poland.

Urbaniak was ordained in Poland in 1998 and has been in the Boston Archdiocese since 2008.
The investigation is continuing.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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