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Priest pleads guilty in child porn case

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Roman Catholic priest from St. Louis has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and will likely be sentenced to more than six years in prison.

The Rev. James Patrick Grady entered the plea Wednesday after reaching an agreement with federal prosecutors. He pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. He was originally charged with three felonies.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Howard Marcus said investigators found 100 images of child porn on the 58-year-old Grady's personal computer involving girls ages 7 to 17.

Grady declined comment after the hearing.

He was 1 of 3 people arrested as part of a sting operation by the FBI in July.

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