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Ex-pastor pleads to child porn charges: Officials

world Updated: Apr 20, 2011 07:25 IST

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Authorities say a former church leader pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges of distribution of child pornography.

Officials say 63-year-old Jerry L Cannon is in jail, awaiting expected sentencing in July.

Officials said the Federal Bureau of Investigation began an investigation after police alerted the FBI to a complaint by someone who reported seeing child pornography on a Facebook page.

Authorities said Cannon used a total of 13 phony accounts, in addition to his real profile, and had more than 600 pornographic images linked to his accounts.

The Mobile Press Register reported that Cannon, who is originally from Mobile, was previously a pastor at a nondenominational church in Dry Ridge, Kentucky.

Defence attorney Greg Hughes said his client's legal problems are a tough thing he's confronting.