A retired Vincentian priest who ministered in St. Louis until 2021 was sentenced this week to five years in prison, after admitting in October to possessing thousands of images containing child pornography.
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The DOJ says Father Beighlie is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 10, 2023.
Jackson’s priority, in these cases, she said, is “to make sure that the children’s perspective, the children’s voices, are represented in my sentencings.”
Under the terms of his release from federal court in early November, Father Jackson is free on an unsecured bond with electronic monitoring.
Father Jackson has not made any public comment about the charges against him.
Father Jackson was formerly pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Littleton, Colorado.
Ruben Verastigui, 27, allegedly distributed, received, and possessed child pornography between April 2020 and February 2021.
Pope Francis calls for broad-based action to halt these ‘horrific crimes.’
Msgr. Carlo Alberto Capella, who admitted guilt, was given a five-year prison sentence and fine of 5,000 euro at the close of his two-day trial.