Idaho Priest Busted For Child Porn Wanted To ‘Rape And Kill Children’

Moral depravity: Idaho priest arrested for possessing child pornography expressed his “desires to rape and kill children.”

Catholic Rev. W. Thomas Faucher, a 72-year-old retired priest, was arraigned earlier this week on 14 different charges, most of those stemming from the hundreds of images of child pornography found in his home.

Idaho Statesman reports the pedophile priest is charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a child, and two counts of distributing sexually exploitative material involving children. All of which are felonies.

In addition, Faucher also faces two misdemeanor charges for drug possession.

According to Ada County Deputy Prosecutor Kassandra Slaven, images found on Faucher’s computer at the home provided to him by the Catholic church, involved multiple young children, including infants and toddlers.

The prosecutor reports that images included children being subjected to sexual acts and torture.

In addition to the child pornogrphy, investigators also found email conversations where Faucher reportedly traded images and talked about his “sexual interest in children.”

According to the prosecutor, the Idaho priest has a “very sophisticated knowledge” of exchanging and viewing child pornography.

At a probable cause hearing Deputy Prosecutor Cathy Guzman said Faucher talked in computer chat rooms about his “desires to rape and kill children.”

KIVI TV reports Faucher served as the spiritual leader of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church and School in Boise, Idaho, for nearly 20 years before retiring three years ago.

Trying to get distance between the church and the pedophile priest, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise issued a statement via Facebook stating in part:

the Diocese of Boise wants to make clear it is not paying for Father Faucher’s legal defense, nor contributed toward a bond for his release, nor been paying for his housing.

Currently Father Faucher is out of jail after having posted a $250,000 bond. He is expected back in court later this week.

Bottom line: A retired Catholic priest in Idaho is busted with hundreds of images of child pornography, including images of young children and toddlers being raped and tortured. In addition, while online the Idaho priest freely discussed his “desires to rape and kill children.”

Idaho Priest Thomas Faucher Busted For Child Porn Wanted To ‘Rape And Kill Children’
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