Leader of KC Diocese Review Board Resigning
KANSAS CITY (AP) - The chairman of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic Diocese review board dealing with sex abuse allegations has announced his resignation.
The Kansas City Star reports that Jim Caccamo's resignation is effective Feb. 22. Caccamo headed the diocese's Independent Review Board during a period that included a priest charged with child pornography and Bishop Robert Finn indicted for allegedly failing to report suspected child abuse.
The board assesses child sexual abuse allegations and makes recommendations to the bishop on how they should be handled.
The Rev. Shawn Ratigan has been charged with possession of child pornography. A grand jury in October indicted Finn and the diocese on misdemeanor counts of failing to report suspected child abuse in the case.
Caccamo says he'll stay on until a replacement is named.