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Canadian Bishop pleads guilty in child porn case

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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- A Canadian Roman Catholic bishop has pleaded guilty to importing child pornography.

Bishop Raymond Lahey, 70, appeared in an Ottawa courtroom Wednesday -- a rare case of high ranking Canadian Church official facing charges over sexual misconduct.

Lahey was charged in 2009 with possessing and importing child pornography after border agents examined his laptop at an Ontario airport. He resigned as head of the Catholic diocese of Antigonish in Nova Scotia just before the charges became public.

Police say they found hundreds of files and dozens of videos, many of them showing young males engaged in sexual acts.

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