Friday, August 03, 2012

Rev. Shawn Ratigan to plead guilty in child porn case

The Rev. Shawn Ratigan, a Catholic priest out of the troubled Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, is set to plead guilty in a sickening child pornography case. Ratigan, profiled here, was charged with taking up-skirt type photos of 12-year-old girls. 

Ratigan attempted suicide after Diocesan employees found photos of girls' genitals on his computer. As the case developed, it became clear that the Diocese knew Ratigan was a problem and acted to protect the Church rather than the children. It is a horrific example of hypocrisy. 

Let's hope for the maximum sentence.