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Ex-predator priest is sued

  • Ex-predator priest is sued
  • In 80s, he pled guilty to abusing a boy
  • But archdiocese put him back in a parish
  • Then, from 1997-2001, he molested a girl
  • Now, he walks free & his whereabouts are unknown
  • Cleric’s child sex crimes are the most recent ones known in St. Louis
  • And she’s the youngest MO girl to ever sue an abusive Catholic priest
  • SNAP praises brave teenager & urges others to ‘step forward & call cops

Abusive priest sued again

  • Abusive priest sued again
  • He molested both girls and boys
  • An earlier case against him settled for $225,000
  • Now in his 80s, cleric is still a priest in KC area

40+ victims file “unprecedented” new lawsuit

40+ victims file “unprecedented” new lawsuit 

They charge KC’s bishop with “breach of contract”

He breaks 2008 agreement & endangers kids, they say

Suit seeks “continuing supervision” of diocese, not money

Finn pledged to report child sex abuse suspicions to police

But he clearly hid evidence & reports about Ratigan for a year

And for seven months, he kept twice-accused predator priest in parish


MO - New sex lawsuit filed against priest

  • He’s only been accused once before
  • The victim is incarcerated, but his abuser is not
  • In 2008, KC’s bishop promised to defrock the cleric
  • But three years later, it apparently hasn’t been done
  • Accused priest is now a businessman in Lee’s Summit 
  • Suit implicates now-deceased bishop for the first time

TX - Abuse victims blast Catholic Charities

  • They call for grand jury investigation
  • Young immigrant child was sodomized at children’s home
  • Staff misled investigators and delayed reporting the crimes
  • Their goal, federal report said, was to “protect” their program
  • SNAP: “Houston’s Cardinal should aggressively seek out others

MO - Catholic boys home sued for abuse

  • Brothers say they were molested there
  • A staffer saw older kid in bed with younger one
  • Still the abuse continued, new lawsuit contends
  • Archdiocese and archbishop named as defendants
  • Priest who’s now in a parish was also accused of abuse at home
  • He allegedly sexually assaulted three kids but denies allegations

TX - Group seeks grand jury investigation into school

  • Episcopal officials just found guilty of hiding abuse
  • Clergy sex victims want law enforcement to do more
  • SNAP: “Bishop should aggressively seek out others who were hurt
  • Those “who saw, suspected or suffered crimes must speak up,” group says

CA - Victims blast Stockton Bishop: Remove accused priest

  • Despite second allegation of abuse, he remains in ministry
  • One case against cleric heads to trial later this year, and
  • Newest case involves young boy, police investigating
  • Follow your own policies and the policies of your fellow bishops, SNAP demands
  • SNAP to Catholics: Donate elsewhere until diocese officials protect kids

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