ALFRED — A former Maine pastor has pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges.

James Napier entered his plea Wednesday in a York County courtroom in Alfred.

Napier was charged last September after police said they found more than 100 child pornography images on his computer at his home in Alfred. Investigators said none of the children in the images were from Maine.

After his arrest, he resigned as pastor of the New Beginnings Christian Mission in Biddeford, which serves the city’s poor and homeless.

The mission’s board president tells WMTW-TV that Napier was a founding member.


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