Catholic Priest Caught with Child Porn on His Nintendo DS

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Catholic Priest Caught with Child Porn on His Nintendo DS

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In news that isn’t as surprising as it used to be, a Catholic Priest from Kalispell, Montana has been suspended for having child pornography in his Nintendo DS.

The photos were unearthed by a woman who bought Priest Rudolph “Rudy” Carl Bullman’s Nintendo DS in October 2011. Just a few months after, December 16, 2011 to be exact, an investigation was started that had the County Sheriff’s Office interview Bullman for the alleged pornography.

Bullman admitted that he was using the handheld to view gay porn, but he also said he only frequented sites that clearly said that the subjects in said photos were not underage.

He also allowed a detective to rummage through his computer, in which, he also admitted that he also used it to view gay pornography.

The search yielded images of young men between the ages of 12-18 that were either nude or engaged in sexual acts.The Montana Division of Criminal Investigations found 23 images of child porn stored in internet caches and an additional 23 more from a file containing deleted JPEG images.

According to court documents filed in February 29 of this year by Flathead County Attorney Ed Corrigan, the priest has been charged with felony sexual abuse of children. Bullman could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $10,000 if convicted.

He (Bullman) is scheduled to enter a plea on said charge on March 29 at an arrangement hearing in Flathead County District Court.

Renee St. Martin Wizeman, a spokesman for the diocese, has revealed that Bullman has been put on leave as soon as the church was alerted of the situation. The priest was also asked to vacate his parish residence and is currently receiving counseling provided by the diocese.

Is it presumptuous of me when I say that people like this shouldn’t even be priests? It’s bad enough he was perusing porn, but child porn? That’s a bit too much. Hopefully, people become more aware of situations like these and alert the authorities.

Source: GamePolitics