Syracuse, N.Y. - A former priest with the diocese of Syracuse is arrested on child pornography charges. 

Father Robert Ours is indicted and arraigned in Onondaga County Court on charges relating to possession of child pornography.  

“The diocese remains committed and vigilant to its child and youth protection efforts,” says a diocesan spokeswoman. In a statement, the diocese says it contacted Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick once it learned of Father Ours’ actions. 

The diocese also says it will await the full outcome of these proceedings before commenting further.