Ohio Priest Indicted on Federal Child Pornography Charges

An Ohio Catholic priest has been accused in a federal indictment of posing online as a female to persuade boys to send him sexually explicit photos and videos of themselves and threatening to tell their parents if they did not send more images, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland alleged Thursday. Robert McWilliams, 40, followed … Read more

WATCH: If Seminaries Are ‘Now Good,’ Then How’d This Guy Get Through?

A priest ordained in 2017 for the diocese of Cleveland, Ohio just had his bond related to child porn charges tripled. Geauga County Judge Terri Stupica raised the bond from $50,000 to $150,000 for Fr. Robert McWilliams owing to recent charges from multiple counties following his arrest last month. Stupica also ordered that McWilliams, who pleaded not guilty to all charges, avoid contact with any … Read more

Cleveland Diocesan Priest Arrested on Child Porn Charges

A Catholic priest was arrested Thursday on charges of possessing child pornography. Investigators took St. Joseph Catholic Church Rev. Robert McWilliams into custody Thursday at the church. He is charged with four counts of possessing child pornography and one count of possessing criminal tools. The criminal complaint was filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. … Read more

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