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Pennsylvania Pastor Charged in Child-Porn Case

The pastor of a Catholic church near Allentown, Pennsylvania, has been accused of possession of child pornography by local authorities. John Stephen Mraz, 66, of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, was charged early Tuesday with possession of child pornography, criminal use of a communication facility, and selling obscene materials. The offenses allegedly occurred on July 25. The Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office reportedly plans to announce further results of a sex-abuse investigation later in the day.