He has been removed from office and banned from being a Lluton of England priest for the rest of his life. Another interaction recorded him describing sex acts with an eight-year-old boy. The Diocese of St Albans said it was the "maximum penalty".
Reverend James Rooom, 38, vicar at Saint Francis Church in Carteret Road, Luton, earlier pleaded guilty to seven charges of publishing obscene material. Chat logs showed the married father of two had asked those who appeared to be under the age of 16 to "commit child sex offences". Related Topics. The bishop said his prayers were "with anyone harmed by him". Ogley pleaded vree guilty to two further charges of publishing material in Aprilbut those charges will not be pursued and he will not stand trial.
Ogley told police he had been "role playing" and never arranged to meet anyone. Related Topics.
Defence barrister Andrew Morton said Ogley was not so much a predator, but an "unhealthy fantasist" who had become "chastened and contrite" since his arrest. The vicar was suspended from all his duties as a clergyman in January and remains so, a spokesman for the Diocese of St Albans said. Six offences relate to material posted online in June and one to publication in November Chat logs showed the married father of two had asked those who appeared to be under the age of 16 to "commit child sex offences".
The Diocese of St Albans said his future had not yet been decided. He was immediately suspended from his duties as a priest.