Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 18, 2022 / 13:56 pm
Father James Jackson, a Rhode Island priest who was arrested in October on federal and state child pornography charges, has been arrested in Kansas for allegedly violating the conditions of his release.
A court document from U.S District Court for Kansas in Kansas City shows that Jackson was arrested on Friday, July 15. Danielle Thomas, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Kansas said that he was arrested in Kansas for allegedly violating the terms of his release. He is being transported to the U.S. District Court of Rhode Island to face charges there, she said.
Thomas added that he is not being charged in Kansas. She declined further comment.
Jackson, a member of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, was the former pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Providence. He was arrested on Oct. 30 by the Rhode Island State Police after an investigation by a Rhode Island computer crimes task force.