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North Carolina priest charged with obstructing justice, deleting child porn images

June 10, 2009

Father John Schneider, a priest of the Diocese of Charlotte, has been charged with obstructing justice after allegedly deleting images of child pornography from his music minister’s home computer. Until his June 9 resignation, Father Schneider had served as a parish priest and administrator of Asheville Catholic School.

His former pastoral associate for music and liturgy-- Paul Berrell, whose work is available from two major publishers of contemporary Catholic hymnals-- has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a minor.


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