Priest Charged Over Child Porn, Pills, Drugs: Nassau County Police Department | NBC New York

Priest Charged Over Child Porn, Pills, Drugs: Nassau County Police Department

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    Christopher King, 51, was fired by the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island on Saturday.

    Child porn, Xanax and meth were allegedly found at the home of a Long Island priest who was fired Saturday over the charges. 

    The Rev. Christopher King, 51, was arrested Friday and charged with five counts of possessing child porn and two counts of possessing a controlled substance, Nassau County police said. 

    Police said the pornography on King's computer involved children younger than 16. Investigators said they also found methamphetamine, Xanax pills and drug-related paraphernalia.

    King, who was the preist-in-charge of St. James in Long Beach, was fired Saturday when the diocese was notified of the allegations, the diocese said. 

    James Roarty/NBC 4 New York

    "The diocese and the entire Episcopal Church have a zero tolerance policy with respect to criminal conduct of any kind, including the allegations made against Father King," said Bishop Lawrence C. Provenzano of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. 

    It's not clear whether King had an attorney.

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