A Chicago Catholic priest removed from his pastoral duties while authorities investigated questionable material stored on his computer has been charged with possessing child pornography.
Father Octavio Munoz Capetillo appeared in court Wednesday in Chicago.
His bond was set at $50,000.
Police say he was arrested Tuesday in Rockville, Maryland, and extradited to Chicago.
Archbishop Blase Cupich removed Capetillo from pastoral duties in
July 2015 after informing prosecutors that church officials found
“sexual images and material” on his computer.
At the time, Capetillo was pastor of St. Pancratius Church on Chicago’s Southwest Side.
The Archdiocese of Chicago issued a statement Wednesday saying Cupich
removed Capetillo from ministry after learning the material found on
his computer might involve minors.