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Wisconsin priest charged with possession of child pornography

July 26, 2010

Father Pat Umberger, a priest of the Diocese of La Crosse who serves as diocese chaplain of the Knights of Columbus and at one time served as diocesan webmaster, has been suspended from ministry after being charged with the possession of child pornography. Investigators found three graphic images on his computer.

Father Umberger, who is also a spiritual director to high school seminarians, told investigators that he is attracted to adolescent males and “admitted having anonymous sex with adult men and women,” according to a local newspaper report.

In 2009, the staff at Noah's Ark Water Park had suspended Father Umberger’s season pass after he reportedly followed boys into a bathroom. Father Umberger told police and diocesan officials, who were informed of the incident, that he had to urinate frequently because of a prostate condition.


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  • Posted by: adamah - Jul. 26, 2010 11:29 PM ET USA

    He actually has his own web page. What a narcissist! To read more about my opinion on this matter, visit my webpage at.....just kidding!