Mo- Child Porn Priest / Diocese Case Settled; SNAP Responds
By Barbara Dorris
Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests
May 15, 2013
We hope this settlement comforts at least some of the many families who have suffered and are suffering because Bishop Robert Finn refused to call police, protect kids and monitor Fr. Shawn Ratigan.
At the same time, we hope that at least one of the victims of Ratigan’s crimes and Finn’s complicity will have their “day in court.” We believe a trial would reveal even more stunning deceit and recklessness by top Kansas City Catholic officials.
Masha’s Law is a largely unknown tool to use in stopping child porn. We hope more victims become aware of it and use it to deter future child sex crimes.
We hope every person who saw, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes by Kansas City clerics comes forward. Staying silent helps no one. Speaking up helps expose and deter wrongdoing. It also protects kids and brings healing.