Popular San Francisco Radio Host Indicted On Child Porn Charges

A well-known San Francisco radio talk show host and former Catholic priest has been indicted on federal child pornography charges.

The operations director for KGO-AM 810 confirms that Bernie Ward
surrendered today to federal authorities.

The specifics of the allegations against Ward remain under seal.

Ward -- often called the Lion of the Left for his liberal views -- the hosts a nightly news talk program on KGO as well as a program called GodTalk on Sundays.

He is also a frequent voice on various cable network news programs offering political commentary.

Ward's lawyer tells KGO that the incidents in question are from more than four years ago and were a part of research for a book.

His lawyer says that as part of the research, Ward downloaded a few images of child pornography.

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