Jailed priest sued over 'inappropriate' student photos

Stephen A. Pohl
Stephen A. Pohl(WKYT)
Published: Aug. 23, 2016 at 10:46 PM EDT
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The parents of a young boy who claim their son was inappropriately photographed by a former Catholic priest are suing the Archdiocese of Louisville for negligence.

The lawsuit is the second involving Stephen Pohl by parents of a student at Margaret Mary Catholic School, where Pohl was pastor. Pohl pleaded guilty in March to a federal charge of viewing child pornography.

The Courier-Journal reports parents Daniel and Mary Agnes Hayden allege that their son was among the students who were photographed doing "inappropriate physical poses" ordered by Pohl.

The archdiocese declined to comment on the new lawsuit. It was filed Friday by attorney William McMurry. The suit seeks unspecified damages.

Police have said none of the photos Pohl took of students at the school were considered pornographic.