Friday, November 06, 2009

The Father Robert Timchak story

RobertTimchakFather Robert (Bob) M. Timchak waived his right to a preliminary  hearing on Wednesday.

The Rev. Robert Timchak, 43, most recently of 101 St. Vincent Drive, Milford, is charged with 17 counts of possessing child pornography, criminal use of a communication facility and tampering with physical evidence…

Timchak was turned in by his own Diocese.

It was the Diocese of Scranton that first brought concerns about Fr. Timchak to  the attention of law enforcement.  On Dec. 9, 2008, the Diocese received information from an anonymous source about possible improper use of a computer by Father Timchak.  Subsequently the Diocese  contacted the Pike County district attorney, without any notification or involvement by Father Timchak. The Diocese has been cooperating with the investigation.

The allegations against Timchak appear to focus on viewing child pornography rather than abusing children. At least no child was directly hurt by his actions. The creation of child porn itself qualifies as violence. A child was victimized in the process. Timchak should pay a steep price for his depravity.