Guilty Plea for Kansas City Priest in Child Pornography Case

August 3, 2012

Rev. Shawn Ratigan, 46, pleaded guilty to five counts of child pornography for taking pictures of young girls with their genitals exposed in and around churches.  The girls ranged in ages from 2 years old to 9 years old.   The images were originally discovered by a computer-repair technician repairing Ratigan’s laptop.  Charges are also pending for Bishop Robert Finn for failing to report the child sexual abuse images.  Ratigan faces a maximum of 30 years in prison for each charge.

Read the full USA Today article here.