Kansas priest suspended after reports of inappropriate online activity

September 11, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, said a priest has been suspended from ministry during an investigation that he had visited inappropriate websites, including those depicting minors.

Officials said they received a report about the Rev. Chris Rossman on Friday and notified the FBI immediately.

Rossman is the pastor at Annunciation Church in Baldwin City, Kansas, and St. Francis of Assisi Church in Lapeer, Kansas.

Officials said his suspension will depend on the outcome of investigations by law enforcement officials and the archdiocese. The archdiocese promised full cooperation with police and will make additional comments after the police investigation ends.

Anyone with knowledge of any inappropriate conduct by any priest, deacon, employee or volunteer is urged to call police directly or call the archdiocesan report investigator, Jan Saylor, at 913-647-3051.


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