Priest arrested for child pornography


A priest from Sorel-Tracy has been arrested in connection with the posession and distribution of child pornography.

Daniel Moreau, 56, is scheduled to appear in court Friday morning for a bail hearing after he was charged Thursday at the Sorel-Tracy courthouse, via video-conferencing.

According to a website for local parishes in Sorel-Tracy, Moreau led worship at the Ste-Anne, St-Joseph and St-Pierre parishes.

His resumé is posted on the website and lists his work as a scout and church youth group leader. Moreau is also cited as the webmaster for the Montenach de Beloeil scouts group.

Quebec provincial police arrested Moreau on Thursday at a church on Du Roi Street in Sorel-Tracy.

Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Daniel Thibodeau said investigators were tipped off about Moreau by another police force.

Officers seized several computers, which are still being analyzed.

The accused remains in custody and police say more charges may follow.

-- With files from the CBC

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