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BOISE, Idaho — Prosecutors say hundreds of child pornography images as well as marijuana, LSD and ecstasy were discovered in the home of a retired priest from St. Ada County Deputy Prosecutor Kassandra Slaven told the court Faucher’s computer contained images of young children, including infants and toddlers, being subjected to sexual acts and torture.
Thomas Faucher, 72, was arrested Friday and charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of children and two counts of distributing sexually exploitative material involving minors. A judge set Faucher’s bail at $250,000 during the arraignment hearing Monday.
“Because of the seriousness of the allegations, Faucher will be unable to minister in the Diocese of Boise in any way.
The diocese will cooperate fully with law enforcement officials in their investigation.” Faucher had been an activist priest while in ministry, and according to the supported the legalization of same-sex marriage.
Faucher was ordered by the judge to have no contact with children and barred from accessing the internet.
Defense attorney Mark Manweiler argued for Faucher’s release, saying no complaints have been filed against him during his more than 40-year career, which involved being around thousands of children.If you register for our Service, you may be able to use your login credentials for this Service to access certain services on other websites within the Sinclair Network of Sites or on other applications or mobile applications.In addition, you may also be given an opportunity to register simultaneously with one of our partners, agents or service providers (collectively, our "Service Providers").Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.Please read these Website Terms and Conditions carefully.