PENNSYLVANIA, October 26, 2022—A former priest who had previously been charged with downloading child pornography has been arrested and charged again with the same crime.
According to WNEP, police have filed charges against Robert Timchak of Luzerne after an investigation found he was once again in possession of child pornography.
During his time as a priest, Timchak served several parishes in the Scranton diocese, including in Hazleton, West Hazleton and Lords Valley. He pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of children in Pike County in 2010, and was sentenced to between six months and six years in prison.
Timchak is among the list of clergy of the Scranton diocese who was accused of sexual abuse and assault of minors, according to the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office grand jury report from 2018.
Timchak is a registered sex offender and is currently in custody in Luzerne County.
Source: WNEP reported the original story.