View Full Version : Kiddie Porn raid at GU

Zag 77
05-24-2013, 10:46 PM
Subject of raid last month was office of one Rev Gary Uhlenkott, a music prof, since placed on leave. I assume he is a Jesuit.


Almost looks like he was trying to get caught. Used his own credit card and had the DVDs sent to his GU address. Not a very difficult trail for the Postal Inspectors and FBI to follow.


05-25-2013, 07:49 AM
Sad to hear this. Fr. Gary was very popular with my friends who were in the music department. :(

05-25-2013, 01:05 PM
Also sad to hear this. I enjoyed his Music in Film and Television class.

Zag 77
05-27-2013, 10:26 PM
He just flushed his teaching career down the toilet.

He will be lucky to find a job selling used Wurlitzer Pianos somewhere.

Most likely he will not be able to function as a Jesuit priest as he can't be trusted around any minors any more. Whatever practices may have been 40 years ago, the Jesuits have learned their lesson very expensively about that issue. And whatever people thought about "curing" these issues years ago, we know now that this is a false hope.

05-28-2013, 08:35 AM
I'm still waiting to hear more on this, but in general, I'd agree, that's the way it looks, if jail doesn't end up happening.

Zag 77
05-29-2013, 08:30 PM
I though Jesuits took a vow of poverty. Was he using the company credit card?

I have to wonder if the Superior of the community was asleep at the switch as far as checking the monthly checking account statements.

05-29-2013, 09:39 PM
I though Jesuits took a vow of poverty. Was he using the company credit card?

I have to wonder if the Superior of the community was asleep at the switch as far as checking the monthly checking account statements.

Purely a guess, but it could've been a Music Department credit card. Like I mentioned above, he taught a music & film class and was chair of the Music Department. He might've passed them off as class materials and whomever was responsible for going through/paying the statements may have saw the Toronto Film Company or whatever on the account statement and not bothered to look at the itemized receipts (if there were even accompanying itemized receipts), or the itemized receipts had different movie titles than those mentioned in the news article.

05-30-2013, 06:40 AM
Glad he was caught...our great university has zero place for scum like that.

05-30-2013, 07:45 AM
Appears totally unrelated, but a GU plant services worker has also been accused of child rape & molestation.

Timothy D. Woodard, 48, a Gonzaga employee, is facing seven felony charges, including first-degree rape and first-degree child molestation, stemming from events that the victim said occurred in 1998 or 1999 when he was 10.


“The allegations state that some abuse may have taken place on Gonzaga’s campus; specifically, there are allegations that one or more instances occurred in our fitness facilities,” McCulloh wrote in an email obtained by The Spokesman-Review. “The incidents alleged in these charges are extremely serious, and I am deeply saddened to learn of them.”

In addition to sexual abuse, the young victim described being shown hidden peep holes in 2003 that allowed him and others to watch women undressing in a campus locker room.


The victim told investigators that sex acts occurred both at the furniture store and on Gonzaga’s campus in the “library, in closets, locker rooms, and in the gym area,” according to court records.

According to court records, Woodard would often pay the boy cash following the sex acts that continued for about five years.


05-30-2013, 01:53 PM
I have been hearing rumors that the kiddie porn runs deeper than one employee. I hope Gonzaga doesn't take the Penn State/Catholic church route on this. Judging from the way the university has handled other situations I would not expect any kind of transparent university investigation.

Zag 77
05-30-2013, 03:22 PM
Somebody in the chain of command either looked the other way or was just downright negligent.

Leave aside, for now, the question of Father Uhlenkott’s guilt or innocence. Here’s what I want to know: How could he (or someone using his identity) spend $1,600 on videos of any description, without attracting someone’s attention?

Can you, dear reader, spend $1,600 on your own entertainment—even assuming it’s healthy, licit entertainment—without prompting questions from your spouse, your boss, your parents, your colleagues, or your accountant? I certainly can’t. And unlike Father Uhlenkott, I haven’t taken a vow of poverty.

(By the way, these credit-card charges were racked up on the Uhlenkott account between 2008 and 2011. Roughly halfway through that period, in 2009, the Oregon province of the Jesuit order filed for bankruptcy. You might think the bankruptcy process would tighten internal controls on spending.