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Connecticut State Police Investigate Possible Child Porn Discovery

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WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut state police officers are investigating the discovery of possible child porn at a Roman Catholic church in Waterford.

WFSB-TV reports that police declined to provide details, saying only that a “criminal investigation” is in progress after computers were reportedly seized from the Rectory of St. Paul in Chains Church.

Michael Strammiello, a spokesman for the Diocese of Norwich, did not immediately respond to a call and an email seeking comment Saturday.

WFSB-TV says Norwich Bishop Michael Cote will release a letter to parishioners during masses this weekend announcing that he has received and accepted the resignation of their pastor, Fr. Dennis Carey.

The letter says the resignation is effective immediately and came after the pastor and bishop became aware of a state police investigation into possible criminal behavior by Carey.

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