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New details into past of Wis. priest accused of having child porn

ONALASKA (WKOW) -- A recently released report shows a La Crosse-area priest accused of having child pornography may have a history of crimes involving children.

The Diocese of La Crosse says Patrick Umberger was accused of following a young boy into a bathroom at a waterpark in Wisconsin Dells in 2009.

The church says the Lake Delton police report indicated there was suspicion, but no evidence Umberger committed a crime.  Church leaders say they referred the allegations to police, who would follow up.

The 59-year-old priest was arrested in July for having child porn on his church computer.  He's pleaded not guilty.

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