Ex-Fairbanks priest indicted for child pornography

A former Fairbanks priest has been indicted for allegedly attempting to produce child pornography.

The Fairbanks Daily News Miner reported a federal grand jury indicted Clint Landry on one count of attempted production of child pornography and one count of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor.

Landry pleaded not guilty to both counts on Friday.

The 57-year-old former Sacred Heart Cathedral priest allegedly attempted the acts on May 18 and 19. The Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks placed him on leave that week.

Charging documents don’t specify the age of the victim or the specific actions Landry is accused of committing.

Diocese Human Resources Director Ronnie Rosenberg says staff called Alaska State Troopers after receiving a report of misconduct by Landry. The troopers passed the case to the FBI.

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