Montreal

Quebec deacon in child porn bust has bail hearing postponed

A Montreal-area deacon facing child pornography charges will spend Christmas in jail after his bail hearing was pushed back.
Kokesh's hearing postponed 1:59

A Montreal-area deacon facing child pornography charges will spend Christmas in jail after his bail hearing was pushed back.

Kokesch was silent during a brief court appearance in Montreal on Monday. His bail hearing was rescheduled for Dec. 27.

The Pointe-Claire resident was a deacon for the St-Edmund of Canterbury parish in Beaconsfield on Montreal's West Island.

He also worked as a communications director for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and helped co-ordinate World Youth Day conferences in Toronto, Rome and Paris, according to the organization's website.

The Archdiocese of Montreal released a statement on Saturday saying Kokesch had been removed from all ministry and pastoral activity.

Montreal police said they seized more than 2,000 images from a computer, but did not release any other details about the allegations.

Kokesch has not yet entered a plea.