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Orthodox priest arrested on child porn charges

October 3, 2014 · 

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Matthew Diebel, USATODAY10:54 a.m. EDT September 16, 2014

A Greek Orthodox cross. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

A Greek Orthodox cross.
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The priest of a Greek Orthodox church in Bangor, Maine, has been arrested for alleged possession of child pornography and photographing a woman without her permission, according to reports in local media.

Adam Metropoulos, 52, of was charged Monday with possession of sexually explicit material, a Class C crime, and violation of privacy, a Class D crime, police told theBangor Daily News.

According to the News, an investigation began over the weekend when a woman complained to police that she believed she had been photographed or video recorded without her permission or knowledge.

Metropoulos, a native of Michigan, has been the priest at St. George Greek Orthodox Church since September 2001, the paper reported, and was a high school chemistry teacher before that.

If convicted, Metropoulos faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 on the possession of child pornography charge and up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $2,000 on the violation of privacy charge, according to the Daily News.

District Attorney Chris Almy confirmed the charges to local WABI-TV and officials at the Penobscot County Jail told the station Metropoulos was being held at $10,000 bail.

George Leakos, vice president of the St. George Parish Council, declined to comment on the arrest Monday evening, said the Daily News.

Metropoulos could not be reached for comment, according to the Portland Press Herald. If he is unable to make bail before Wednesday, he would appear before a judge, the Daily News reported.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/09/16/maine-greek-orthodox-priest-arrested-on-child-porn-charges/15711899/

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