ST. PAUL, Minn. – Police in St. Paul, Minn., have reopened their investigation of an old case of a priest and pornography that has shaken the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Spokesman Howie Padilla (puh-DEE'-uh) said Tuesday that police got new information that warranted a new look at the case.
The case first surfaced in 2004 when a citizen who bought the priest's computer at a church rummage sale turned its hard drive over to church leaders.
The priest's attorney says his client downloaded adult pornography — not child pornography. And church leaders say it wasn't clear the pornography was illegal.
But their handling of the case has come under criticism, including from a former church lawyer who said they should have done more.