Catholic Priest

John F. Harrold

Ordained: 1973

Father Harrold was arrested in 1983 for sending obscene child pornography through the mail. The U.S. Attorney’s office reportedly agreed to drop the felony charges against Harrold because he agreed to undergo psychiatric treatment. Harrold is said to have remained an ordained priest in the Diocese of Syracuse until 1997, although it was alleged that he never returned to active ministry after his arrest.