Kansas City Catholic Bishop Indicted on Child Endangerment Charge

A Kansas City Catholic Bishop has been indicted on a child endangerment charge for failing to report that a child may have been sexually abused by a priest when he had reasonable cause to believe that such abuse took place. Per the article:

 

That reasonable cause included the discovery of hundreds of photographs on the priest's laptop, "including a child's naked vagina, upskirt images and images focused on the crotch area and violations of restrictions that were placed on Father Ratigan." 

 

Surprisingly the charge is only a misdemeanor. However, also per the article:

 

"The fact that this is a misdemeanor complaint should not diminish the significance of this charge," Peters-Baker said. "This is a significant charge. To my knowledge, a charge like this has not been leveled before."

 

http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/14/justice/catholic-bishop-indicted/inde...

Tags: Abuse, Bishops, Children, Jubinsky, Priests

Views: 25

Replies to This Discussion

I am sure there are many bishops that are guilty of that crime.
I totally agree.
What a sleaze.  How many priests have to be proven to be child abusers and sexual criminals for the catholic flocks to realize that their leaders are complete fakes?

RSS

Support Atheist Nexus

Donate Today

Donate

 

Help Nexus When You Buy From Amazon

Amazon

 

© 2014   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service