- Feb 23, 2020
Catholic church leaders in Idaho say 15 priests and one deacon have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse since the 1950s.
The Vatican has defrocked an Idaho priest who was convicted of possessing violent and extreme child pornography last year.
A former Boise Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges as part of a plea deal.
A retired priest’s home has been exorcised and sold, following his arrests for child pornography and drug possession.
Bishop Peter F. Christensen said he was “absolutely stunned” by the news of the arrest of Father W. Thomas Faucher on child pornography and drug charges.
Prosecutors say hundreds of child pornography images as well as marijuana, LSD and ecstasy were discovered in the home of a retired priest from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Boise.