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Long Beach Parish Priest Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography on Computer

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  06. February 2017

Long Beach, NY - February 4, 2017 - Major Case Bureau detectives report the arrest of a Long Beach man on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm in Long Beach.

According to detectives, Christopher King, 51, a parish priest of St. James Episcopal Church of Long Beach, became the subject of an investigation.

Detectives from Narcotics Vice Bureau, Crimes Against Property Child Exploitation Unit and Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, conducted an investigation at King’s parish residence regarding child pornography on his computer devices. An on-site preview of those devices was conducted revealing files containing pornography involving children less than sixteen (16) years of age.

Also recovered during the investigation was a quantity of methamphetamine, Xanax pills and numerous items of drug related paraphernalia.

King was placed under arrest and is charged with five (5) counts of Possessing a sexual performance by a child and two (2) counts of Criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th Degree. He will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on 2/4/2017.

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