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Judge to decide if priest will stand trial for child porn

LACROSSE (AP) -- A judge is set decide this week whether an western Wisconsin priest will stand trial in a child pornography case.

Reverend Patrick Umberger was charged earlier this month with one felony count of "Possession of Child Pornography." That's punishable by up to 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines.

A criminal complaint says state agents found photographs of children in sexual positions on Umberger's computer. Umberger, the pastor at St. Pat's Parish, faces a preliminary hearing in La Crosse County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

Online Reporter: Heather Sawaski

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