Archbishop caught with child porn videos

Over 100,000 of them.

A former Vatican archbishop accused of paedophilia stored tens of thousands of child porn videos and photos on a computer in his office at the Holy See diplomatic compound in the Dominican Republic, it has emerged.

Details of Jozef Wesolowski’s massive child porn stash have been revealed after the 66-year-old was arrested at the Vatican earlier this week.

He is the highest-ranking Vatican official ever to be investigated for sex abuse, and the first top papal representative to receive a defrocking sentence. He has been charged with sexually abusing minors and child porn possession and might face up to seven years in the Vatican’s tiny jail.

I wonder how many years it took him to get that many videos onto his work computer.

Some 160 videos showing teenage boys forced to perform sexual acts on themselves and on adults and more than 86,000 pornographic photos were meticulously archived in several category-based folders, the paper said.

Investigators said that at least another 45,000 pictures were deleted, while a second stash of material was found on a laptop Wesolowski used during his trips abroad.

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3 Responses to Archbishop caught with child porn videos

  1. N. E. White says:

    Why am I not surprised? Horrified – yes. But not surprised.

  2. D. D. Syrdal says:

    Disgusting, and horrifying. I hope they will search ALL the computers in the Vatican now.

  3. 1minionsopinion says:

    I wish I would have had more time this morning to really get into the story rather than just quote and publish but I didn’t know what else I could add that the story itself doesn’t.

    I wonder if people he worked with were aware of his stash, though, and opted to not turn him in earlier for whatever reason. That’s an insane amount of illegal stuff to have on computers anyway, but work computers? Mind boggling. I hope they search all the other computers, too. Who knows what else could be on a hard drive around there somewhere…

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