Indian Catholic priest arrested for having child porn in phone

North Gazette News/New York
US authorities have arrested Indian Catholic priest for possessing child porn pictures in mobile phone in Florida and he is being held at Palm Beach County Jail.

As per reports, Indian catholic priest was arrested on charges of having child porn pictures in mobile phone and circulating it to a minor children.

“A visiting priest from India, Jose Palimattom was arrested after he asked a 14-year-old boy to help him in deleting over 40 child pornographic pictures,” US authorities were quoted as saying.

Palimattom, a priest of the Franciscan Province of St Thomas the Apostle in India, had reportedly shown the child pornography pictures to the minor boy after a mass at Holy Name of Jesus Parish in West Palm Beach.

Palimattom had started serving on his two year residency program in December last year at Holy Name of Jesus Parish in West Palm Beach, a parish of the Diocese of Palm Beach.