Montreal deacon charged with producing and distributing child porn

Associated Press

MONTREAL - A Montreal deacon has been accused of producing and distributing child pornography.

Montreal police say 65-year-old William Kokesch was charged Saturday via video link after they searched his west-end home a day earlier.

Const. Dany Richer says investigators seized over 2,000 images from his home.

Richer says Kokesch will remain in jail until Monday when he's scheduled to appear in court.

Kokesch was a deacon for a church in Beaconsfield, a suburb in Montreal's West Island.

A deacon by the same name is listed as a communications director for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

He helped coordinate World Youth Day conferences in Toronto, Rome and Paris, according to the organization's website.

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