FBI: Baldwin City priest remains under investigation after allegations of visiting websites ‘depicting minors’

Lawrence Journal-World

By Conrad Swanson
December 29, 2016

More than three months after a Catholic priest in Baldwin City was suspended due to allegations of inappropriate conduct, investigators are still looking into the matter.

FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said Thursday morning that the investigation into the activities of the priest, Chris Rossman, is ongoing. Because the case is still active, Patton said she could not release additional information.

Rossman, 44, was suspended from his position at both Annunciation Church in Baldwin City and the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Lapeer in September after the Archdiocese of Kansas City received a report that he had visited “inappropriate websites” that were “depicting minors.”

The Archdiocese did not say where the report came from, nor did it elaborate on the nature of the websites.

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