Fr. Shawn Francis Ratigan

Ordained: 2004
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

School principal complained of behavior 5/10. Not removed from St. Patrick until 12/10, after child porn found on laptop.Tried suicide. Police told of one picture but said not porn. Assigned to say mass for nuns. Reported to police 5/11. Arrested 5/19/11. Sued several times. Some civil suits settled, including one for $1.3M. Two more settled 2/14 for $1.8M. Pled guilty to federal pornography charges in 2013. Sentenced to 50 years 9/11/13. Sentenced to three 7-year sentences 10/13 on state charges. Laicized in 1/14. Federal Appeals Court upheld the 50-year sentence 07/24/14. On diocese’s list 9/5/19.

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