Priest Arrested on Drug, Child Pornography Charges

Father Christopher King is the vicar of an Episcopal church in Long Island
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2017 10:03 AM CST

(Newser) – A New York priest was removed from his parish home Friday evening after police allegedly found meth and child pornography inside, the New York Daily News reports. Acting on a tip, police conducted a search of Father Christopher King's home at St. James of Jerusalem Episcopal Church in Long Island. Police say the 51-year-old vicar had multiple files of child pornography on his computer, as well as meth and Xanax. According to News 12 Long Island, King was booked into jail and faces five counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance. (Read more priest stories.)

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