Catholic Parish raided by feds for…wait for it…downloading child porn.

The jokes write themselves.

Federal and state authorities on Tuesday raided a Catholic parish in Independence, Missouri as part of an investigation into child pornography.

A spokesperson for the Catholic Dioceses of Kansas City-St. Joseph said that investigators tracked down child porn downloads to an IP address used by an unsecured wireless network at the offices of St. Ann Parish in Independence, according to The Kansas City Star.

But don’t worry, the Catholic church is on it.

Church officials vowed to launch their own investigation if it was determined that parish computers were used for downloading the child pornography.

And OJ is going to find the real killer.

  • Glodson

    Church officials vowed to launch their own investigation if it was determined that parish computers were used for downloading the child pornography.

    And then they’ll find out that they weren’t, or that if they were, it was those children who enticed those poor priests in a moment of weakness, or it was the hippies.

  • sqlrob

    To be fair, there is a chance that it isn’t them. “Unsecured wireless” can be easily used by anyone.

    Cynical me says that’s just for plausible deniability.

  • baal

    “unsecured wireless network ”

    I’d leave my wireless internet unsecured* but for this exact issue. I can easily believe it’s the church doing the dl but just as easily someone else drives around with a laptop looking for unsecured hotspots and thought it would be hilarious to have the church pick up the investigation. OTOH, it’s pretty easy for the cops to check the hardware in the church to see if the wifi was ‘borrowed’ or not.

    *and I hope it is secured but it’s hard to tell really.

  • http://smingleigh.wordpress.com Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

    I fail to see how this post addresses the rich cultural contributions the Pope’s hat has brought to humanity.

    Besides which, you have shown with every post you make that you don’t understand the hat. After all, you barely need to be able to muster the brain power to breathe to accept the incontrovertible Truth and Love that is the Pope’s hat, yet to reject the hat you absolutely, definitely, need a childhood of Catholic indoctrination, forty years of Catholic worship, fifteen years of seminary training, and a doctorate in theology – and even then I’ll dismiss you as having a flawed knowledge. You can’t even begin to talk about the so-called “problem” of child rape without deep understanding of every facet of the Pope’s hat, so I dismiss your petty child rape accusations and place myself squarely on the same side as the child rapists and the Pope’s hat – on the moral high-ground.

    • Loqi

      Not to mention you don’t even know how many children were hurt by this. If you don’t have a final victim tally, how can you even say something bad happened? And doesn’t the bible say “judge not lest ye be us?” This just feels like anti-Catholic bias to me.

  • Stevarious

    Is there even any evidence that these Catholics are ‘Real, True Catholics’? They’re probably fake, imitation Catholics.

  • tom

    http://www.kmbz.com/No-porn-found-on-seized-church-computers/16368659

    No porn found on seized church computers

    The Independence Police Department says forensic tests conducted by the
    FBI showed none of the computers seized from St. Ann’s Parish in
    Independence contain any pictures or videos of child porn.

    The investigation started back on March 26th when Police conducted a search of the parish office/rectory at St. Ann’s.

    According to detectives, child pornography
    had been downloaded by
    someone using the parish’s unsecured, non-password protected wireless
    signal in Febuary. That means the files could have been downloaded
    either at the parish office or by someone within range of their wifi
    signal.

    Since tests determined none of the parish computers were implicated in
    the February download or any download of child pornography, detectives
    are returning the computers to St. Ann’s


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