KC Priest Expected to Plead Guilty in Child Porn Case
This isn’t just a priest with evil pictures case - Ratigan is charged not just as a possessor, but as a producer. What’s worse than that you say? A technician allegedly discovered the evidence on the Priest’s laptop in 2010 and reported it to the Diocese, who did nothing about it for months. This is just another example of the organized Catholic Patriarchy thinking they are above the law in the U.S. The Jackson county prosecutor’s office has filed misdemeanor charges against Finn and the diocese but in my mind it’s well beyond a misdemeanor when you shield an evil like this.
The Rev. Shawn Ratigan is expected to plead guilty today in the federal child pornography case that spawned criminal charges against the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St Joseph and the bishop who leads it.
Ratigan, 46, previously pleaded not guilty to 13 felony charges that federal prosecutors filed last year in Kansas City. He is scheduled for a change of plea hearing this afternoon, according to a notice posted Wednesday in online court records.
His attorney, federal public defender Robert Kuchar, declined to comment Wednesday. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office also declined to comment.