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— A priest who taught chemistry years ago at a Detroit Catholic school has been charged with child pornography crimes.

The FBI said the Rev. Richard Kurtz secretly recorded hockey players in the locker room at University of Detroit Jesuit High School during the 1998-99 season. According to court records, the FBI alleges that Kurtz transferred other child pornographic material from Clarkston to Chicago, where he lived, and possessed other child pornography in Clarkston.

The 69-year-old Kurtz was arrested Monday in Dittmer, Missouri, and will appear in St. Louis federal court Wednesday. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer. He’ll eventually be transferred to Detroit.

If convicted, Kurtz faces 15-30 years on a charge of production of child pornography; 5-20 years for a transportation of child pornography charge; and up to 10 years for a charge of possession of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

The FBI said the Detroit case is based on child pornography discovered by priests in 2011 at Kurtz’s residences in Chicago and Clarkston. He was arrested in Chicago that year on a sexual assault charge in Douglas County, Colorado, involving a minor in 2001. He pleaded guilty in 2012, according to the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus, of which Kurtz is a member.

Kurtz was placed on probation. He has been restricted from public ministry since 2001, the Chicago-Detroit Province said. “The province has cooperated fully with the authorities in this case and it remains committed to justice and healing for those involved,” officials said in a statement.

Kurtztaught chemistry at the University of Detroit Jesuit High from 1970-73, 1978-83 and September 1984-May 2001, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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