Bishop Finn Trial Set for September

Published 01/26 2012 02:04PM

Updated 01/26 2012 09:23PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri Catholic bishop will go to trial in September on a misdemeanor charge that he and the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese failed to report suspicions of child sexual abuse by a priest.

Bishop Robert Finn is scheduled to go to trial Sept. 24.

A pretrial conference is scheduled before Jackson County Circuit Judge John Torrence on March 27.

The charges against Finn and the diocese stem from claims that the diocese waited five months before telling police about pornographic photos of children found on a priest's computer.

A computer technician found hundreds of "troubling images" on the Rev. Shawn Ratigan's computer in December 2010.

Finn acknowledged that he knew of the photos in December, but didn't report them to police until May.

Story courtesy of KMBC.

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