KC Bishop Denies Wrongdoing

7 years 7 months 5 days ago Friday, October 14 2011 Oct 14, 2011 Friday, October 14, 2011 1:17:00 PM CDT October 14, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph says he did nothing wrong in handling an investigation of child abuse allegations against a priest.

Bishop Robert Finn pleaded not guilty Friday to one misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected child abuse.

In a statement issued through the diocese, Finn denies any wrongdoing. He also says he had begun work to overhaul the diocese's reporting policies and to act on key findings of a diocese-commissioned investigation into its handling of the Rev. Shawn Ratigan.

The misdemeanor count charges Finn with failing to tell police about child pornography found on Ratigan's computer.

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