15 Oct '11, 8am

US Catholic bishop fingered in alleged porn cover-up

KANSAS CITY, America - Kansas City's Roman Catholic bishop has been charged with failing to promptly report pornography on a priest's computer, prosecutors said, becoming the highest-ranking United States church official charged in long-running clergy abuse scandals. Prosecutors in Jackson County, Missouri, said yesterday that Bishop Robert Finn, 58, became aware of child pornography images on the laptop computer of Reverend Shawn Ratigan in December 2010 but failed to appropriately notify police or state child abuse authorities for five months. Bishop Finn's lawyer entered a not guilty plea in court yesterday and the bishop issued a statement saying he would fight the misdemeanor charge - which carries a penalty of up to one year in jail and a US$1,000 (S$1,280) fine - "with a steady resolve and a vigorous defense". The diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri, was als...

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