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- Federal prosecutors are seeking a 50-year prison term for a Roman Catholic priest who admitted taking pornographic photos of children.More >The Rev. Shawn Ratigan expressed remorse for taking sexually explicit picture of young children in his parishes, but he said Thursday that he shouldn't get 50 years in prison. A judge disagreed.
- Father Shawn Ratigan is expected to enter a guilty plea to child pornography charges that rocked the Kansas City Catholic Diocese.Ratigan was scheduled to go on trial later this month. The change of pleaMore >Father Shawn Ratigan entered a guilty plea to child pornography charges that rocked the Kansas City Catholic Diocese. He faces at least 15 years in prison for his crimes involving five girls.
- The Kansas City area Catholic Diocese and Bishop Robert Finn face misdemeanor charges for the handling of a priest accused of possessing child pornography. This is the first time a bishop in the United States has faced charges for allegedly protecting an abusive priest. Finn and the diocese deny the allegations.