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Report: Priest Searched Web for Pictures of Boys

Created: 02/26/2014 11:37 AM KSTP.com

A newly released police file shows a Minnesota priest remained in ministry even after church leaders learned he had searched online for sexual images of children.
    
St. Paul police released documents Tuesday in the case of the Rev. Jonathan Shelley, who was investigated for possible child porn possession. The case was closed last month without charges after prosecutors said they found no evidence of a crime.
    
The file includes a 2004 report on Shelley's hard drive by a private forensic examiner. The examiner's report to an investigator hired by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said he found search terms including "free naked boys" and "blond boys sucking pics."
    
An archdiocese spokesman didn't respond to a question about why Shelley remained in ministry after the report was made.

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