NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A priest in Queens is facing child pornography charges, according to police.

Francis Hughes, 65, is accused of exchanging sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old boy from Westchester County.

Hughes allegedly received pornographic images from the teen. Police said there could be more victims.

The Diocese of Brooklyn said Hughes has been removed from his post.

  1. snapjudy says:

    Hopefully anyone who may have knowledge or may have been harmed by Francis Hughes will find the courage to come forward and contact law enforcement no matter how long ago it happened. Keep in mind that silence only prolongs the hurt but by speaking up there is a chance for healing and protecting others .
    Judy Jones, SNAP “Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests” 636-433-2511,

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