A former Catholic priest in Novi has been arrested and charged with downloading child pornography.
According to the Detroit News, Timothy Murray, 62, was detained on charges of downloading pornographic pictures of naked children engaged in sexual poses on a personal computer.
The News reports that Murray was being investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security since May.
On Dec. 19, Homeland Security agents executed a search warrant of Murray's residence, the News said. The former priest voluntarily admitted to Novi police that he used special software to download 500 images of child porn from the Internet.
A detention hearing for Murray is scheduled for 1 p.m. Dec. 28 in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Michelson.