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Jun
07
2011
Documents: | 9:10 AM          
New Lawsuit says Former St. John's Abbot Timothy Kelly abused altar boy in 1966

At a news conference Tuesday in St. Paul, attorneys for a New York man will announce a new Lawsuit against St. John’s Abbey and the Order of St. Benedict based in Collegeville, Minnesota.  Also appearing at the news conference will be a two former Benedictine monks associated with St. John’s Abbey.

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Jun
02
2011
Article: JUDY L. THOMAS and GLENN E. RICE Kansas City Star | 6:00 PM          
Lawsuit alleges Ratigan took nude photos of girl

The parents of a minor girl filed a lawsuit today alleging that a priest in the Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese accused of possessing child pornography took nude photographs of their daughter. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court of the Western District of Missouri in Kansas City, claims that the Rev. Shawn F. Ratigan took photographs and visual images of a child under her clothing, revealing her underwear, and while the child was nude.

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Jeff Anderson & Associates - child pornography initiative - Masha's Law -

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Jane Doe 173 V. Shawn Ratigan

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Masha's Law

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Photo of Bishop Robert Finn

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Photo of Msgr. Robert Murphy

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Photo of Ratigan

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Jun
01
2011
Documents: | 4:21 PM          
Victim's parents say priest created and diocese possessed child pornography depicting their minor daughter

At a news conference Thursday in Kansas City, prominent clergy abuse attorneys will announce a lawsuit against the Diocese of Kansas City-St Joseph, Bishop Robert Finn and Father Shawn Ratigan on behalf of a child who is a victim of child pornography by Fr. Ratigan.  The lawsuit alleges that the Diocese and Bishop Robert Finn violated federal and state child pornography and child abuse laws when they concealed evidence that Fr. Ratigan was creating child pornography by photographing and being sexually inappropriate with young parish girls.

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May
26
2011
Article: Rose French | 2:00 PM          
Lawsuit: Spring Lake Park church failed to protect children against sex abuse

A 21 year-old Blaine man who says he was sexually abused at the age of 15 by his youth group leader at a Spring Lake Park church is suing its religious leaders. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Hennepin County District Court on the man’s behalf by attorneys with Jeff Anderson & Associates, names defendants Emmanuel Christian Center of the Assemblies of God in Spring Lake Park, its former youth group leader, Paul Alan Brandon, and the Minnesota District Council of the Assemblies of God. The lawsuit claims the plaintiff, referred to in the complaint as John Doe 169, was sexuall...

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