The Rev. Andrzej J. Urbaniak was downloading and sending sexual images of children when Boston police detectives entered the South Boston rectory where he lives to arrest him on pornography charges, a prosecutor said at the priest’s arraignment Wednesday.
Authorities said Urbaniak, who was arrested Tuesday, confessed to downloading and sharing pornographic pictures of children, most of whom appeared to be between the ages of 8 and 10. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment.
Urbaniak, who immigrated from Poland 14 years ago, has been the priest at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in South Boston for four years. Urbaniak, who is also known as Andrew, was charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, after an almost two-month investigation by authorities.
“This is a very decent man charged with indecent activities,” said Jeffrey Denner, the attorney who represented Urbaniak at his arraignment in South Boston District Court, where he was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail.The Boston Globe