Former pastor sentenced to 5 years in prison for receiving child pornography photos

Francis Hughes, 68, pleaded guilty to the charges last August and admitted to engaging in sexually explicit text communications. 

News 12 Staff

Jul 19, 2023, 4:48 PM

Updated 333 days ago

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A former pastor from Queens will spend five years in prison for receiving child pornography photos from a 15-year-old in Westchester County, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Francis Hughes, 68, pleaded guilty to the charges last August and admitted to engaging in sexually explicit text communications.  He was also sentenced to 10 years of supervised release.


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