Report: Cleveland Priest Arrested For Possession Of Child Pornography


Father Robert McWilliams pleaded not guilty and is currently in jail hoping the judge will reduce his $50,000 bond.

Father Robert McWilliams was arrested earlier this month on child pornography charges, and now a prosecutor is urging the judge not to reduce the Ohio clergyman’s bond, according to FOX 8 Cleveland.

McWilliams faces several charges, the local news outlet reported, including "three counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance.”

The priest has pleaded not guilty to the charges and remains in the Cuyahoga County jail on $50,000 bond but his attorney has asked the judge to reduce the amount.

“This incident involves a priest, with access to children on a daily basis who is sending and receiving child pornography,” Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Carl Sullivan wrote in a court motion. “Also, based upon these charges, the defendant will no longer be able to reside in Strongsville and most likely will leave the country if released.”

The judge indicated he will make a determination by the week’s end.

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