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      Mobile Deacon pleads guilty to child porn charges

      Alongtime deacon at a Roman Catholic church in Mobile has pleaded guilty tochild pornography charges.

      Authoritiessay Robert Nouwen faces as long as 10 years in prison at his sentencing, whichis set for March.

      Nouwenwas a deacon at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Mobile for years, but he recentlyretired.

      Authoritiesinvestigating a Canadian company found the man's name in its list of customers.Nouven told investigators he bought seven films depicting young boys butdestroyed all seven after watching them.

      Prosecutors saythe man bought the DVDs in early 2011.

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