Bond set at $175K for Arlington Heights priest charged with child pornography

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ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. -- A Cook County judge set bail at $175,000 for a Catholic priest who is facing child pornography charges.

Rev. Clovis Javier Vilchez-Parra, 34, appeared for a bond hearing today at the Rolling Meadows courthouse.

He is charged with reproduction of child pornography and felony possession of child pornography.

He is an associate pastor at the Mission San Juan Diego Catholic church in Arlington Heights.

The charges were filed against Rev. Vilchez-Parra following an investigation by the Cook County State's Attorney's Internet Crimes Against Children task force.

Police carried out a search warrant Monday and seized "a laptop computer and associated media containing child pornography."

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