02/21/2014 16:38 EST | Updated 04/23/2014 05:59 EDT

William Kokesch, West Island ex-deacon, guilty of child porn

William Kokesch, a West Island deacon accused of charges related to child pornography, has pleaded guilty to three counts: possession, production and distribution of child pornography.

Kokesch was a deacon at the St-Edmund of Caterbury parish in Beaconsfield and also worked for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The Pointe-Claire resident was arrested in December 2012 after police found more than 2,000 images of child pornography on his computer. He was 65 at the time of his arrest.

The Archdiocese of Montreal removed Kokesch from all ministry and pastoral activity after learning of his arrest and charges.

He was released on $10,000 bail shortly after his 2012 arrest, under the condition he not use computers or be in the presence of anyone under the age of 18 without an adult’s supervision.