Priest Whose Home Was Filled with Drugs and Child Porn Posed as Child Abuse Campaigner

A former Catholic priest who posed as campaigner against child abuse was arrested Friday over possession of child pornography, as well as possession of drugs including LSD and ecstasy.

The Idaho Statesman reported that authorities searched the home of Father Thomas Faucher after they were tipped off by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Related: Priest found guilty of violent sex acts with children at Orthodox Christian youth camps

The majority of charges brought against the 72-year-old related to child pornography. The former Catholic reverend was charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a child and two counts of distributing sexually exploitative material involving children. All are felony charges.

He is also charged with two counts of drug possession.

At Faucher’s arraignment Monday, Deputy County Prosecutor Kassandra Slaven explained that the images on his computer included those

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