Just recently it was reported by the Great Falls Tribune that a retired Montana priest was charged with receiving child pornography. He is from Great Falls. His name Lothar Konrad Krauth and he is 80 years old. He was assigned to Our Lady of Lourdes Church from 1989 to 2014. The complaint alleges the crimes occurred in 2017 and 2018.
The complaint says officers acting on a tip discovered 400 images of child pornography at Krauth’s residence in Great Falls, some involving children as young as 2. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
It was recently reported that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings (Montana) settled 86 sexual abuse claims for $20 million. (AP)
Some reports say there are over 10,000 allegations made against priests in the United States.
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