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Brother of Holy Cross Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Brother Thomas Sawyer has been arrested on child pornography charges (Published Thursday, April 14, 2016)

West Haven police have arrested a Brother with the Holy Cross Brotherhood and former IT director at Holy Cross High School in Waterbury on child pornography charges.

Police said they started investigating after receiving a complaint when Brother Thomas Sawyer, 73, was living at the residence hall of Saint John Vianney Church in West Haven.

When another brother working at the church reported spotting images of naked children on computers Sawyer was using in July 2015, police launched a lengthy investigation and said they found 426 images of child pornography.

Police said they have not identified any of the children in the images.

Sawyer, who now lives in Valatie, New York, has been charged with first-degree child pornography and was held on $100,000.

When police interviewed him, Sawyer said he was homosexual and enjoyed looking at photos of prepubescent boys, according to the arrest warrant application.

Sawyer was an IT director at Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, the principal said, but Sawyer has not worked at the school since June 2015.

It's not clear if he has an attorney.

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