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Mascoutah priest was ‘subpigboy4u’ online, had leather chaps and straps, police say – Belleville News

The Mascoutah priest facing child-porn charges used an email address with the prefix “subpigboy4u” to exchange images via the internet, according to police documents.

The police documents, obtained Friday by the News-Democrat, say the Rev. Gerald Hechenberger paid to join porn-sharing sites, had leather chaps in his possession when arrested, and sent messages to others seeking to exchange pornography.

“Saw the ad you posted a couple days ago seeking to host a big man. I live in the Metro East, am 6’2”, 350, have a salt and pepper beard, smooth body and am definitely a bottom,” Hechenberger wrote in one message, according to the documents.

The message continues, “You sound very interesting. I’d love to find out more about you and what you are into. I am for real and have pix to trade if you are interested.”

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Associate pastor of Mascoutah church taken into police custody – Belleville News

The associate pastor of Holy Childhood Church and school in Mascoutah was taken into police custody Monday morning, according to the state’s attorney.

The priest was identified as the Rev. Gerald R. Hechenberger.

“We have been working with Belleville (Police) and the task force for several weeks and we anticipate they will be submitting evidence collected pursuant to a search warrant we issued within the next 48 hours to be reviewed for charges involving Gerald Hechenberger,” St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly said.

Earlier in the day, Belleville Police issued a statement saying a Mascoutah resident was identified as being in possession of child pornography, but the police statement did not identify the resident. A police captain confirmed that Belleville police officers were at the church at 419 East Church St. around 7 a.m. Monday.

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Mascoutah IL Catholic priest under investigation | Belleville News … – Belleville News

The associate pastor of Holy Childhood Church and school in Mascoutah was taken into police custody Monday morning, according to the state’s attorney.

The priest was identified as the Rev. Gerald R. Hechenberger.

“We have been working with Belleville (police) and the task force for several weeks and we anticipate they will be submitting evidence collected pursuant to a search warrant we issued within the next 48 hours to be reviewed for charges involving Gerald Hechenberger,” St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly said.

Earlier in the day, Belleville police issued a statement saying a Mascoutah resident was identified as being in possession of child pornography, but the police statement did not identify the resident. A police captain confirmed that Belleville police officers were at the church at 419 East Church St. around 7 a.m. Monday.

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