In November 2011, Brother Lawrence Gordon, a Marist brother working in the Archdiocese of New York, was arrested and criminally charged for possessing child pornography. Br. Gordon was assistant principal at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx, New York, when he was found in possession of child pornography. Mount St. Michael Academy fired Br. Gordon in the wake of the criminal charges. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year in treatment at St. Luke’s in Silver Spring, Maryland.