AN AUSSIE HIGH TECH Catholic Priest has been arrested after allegedly attempting to groom detectives who were masquerading as a 13 year old girl.
Apparently Father Robert Fuller, 54, used a webcam as part of his Internet campaign so it is not clear how he failed to spot the difference between a teenaged girl and some rather older coppers.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Inspector Blue Knacker of the Parramatta yard seized laptops, online documents, photographs and a mobile phone from the presbytery at All Saints Catholic Parish on George Street in Sydney, all of which they believe were being used by Fuller.
The Church overlooks three schools. Fuller has been a parish priest for three decades standing, having been assigned to three different flocks in his tenure.
During five of the online conversations Fuller activated his web camera and his face was snapped by investigators.
Police arrested Father Fuller in a car park at Parramatta, in western Sydney, at 12.30pm on Thursday.
Of course the Roman Catholic church is doing its best to assist in the case. It has offered to prevent Fuller from re-offending while out on bail by having another priest live with him. Yep, we're sure that will help.
While other paedophiles go to jail awaiting trial, the church has offered to stump up $25,000 surety on Father Fuller's behalf. While waiting for his day in court Father Fuller will live in a holiday apartment owned by the Church. Apparently it does not have Internet access.
Magistrates apparently believed that the Church's word on no more offending by Fuller before he goes to trial would be good enough.
But he had to surrender his passport, just in case he thinks to take up a new job in another parish overseas, which is the normal way the Church seems to deal with suspected cases of paedophilia. µ
Toronto? More like Torrent-o
Firm claims changes come as a result or, er, 'customer feedback'
Hip hip Huawei
Big game hunting